Body parts confirmed to be those of missing woman Marie Scott have been found on marshes near to the Manchester Ship Canal.

The remains, found around one mile from Frodsham in Cheshire, were spotted on Sunday, December 15.

They were identified today.

The grim discovery comes just one year after a human leg was found in the River Irwell.

Police later identified the leg as being that of the mum-of-two after it was found in the Pendleton area in December 2018.

Detectives continue to investigate what happened to Marie, who went missing from her home in Hale in December 2017.

Her family were involved in a desperate search to find Marie after she boarded a tram to Manchester from Altrincham.

She was then seen several times around the  Deansgate and Deansgate Locks area.

The remains, found around one mile from Frodsham in Cheshire, were spotted on Sunday, December 15

She then took the Metrolink from the Deansgate Castlefield stop to Victoria Station and got in a taxi, travelling to Heaton Park before changing her mind about getting out and asking the driver to take her to The Rock shopping centre in Bury.

She was captured on CCTV walking along Rochdale Road, towards the Itsababy shop, and a new image was released showing her there at about 3.15pm. That was the last confirmed sighting of her.

There are not believed to be any suspicious circumstances surrounding her death.

No one else is believed to be involved in her disappearance, police said.

Stuart Scott with a photo of his mother, Marie

Det Insp Simon Akker, of GMP’s Trafford district, said: “Having been personally involved in Marie’s case since she was reported missing in 2017, and having met with her family several times, my heart truly goes out to them.

“This has been an agonising journey for those closest to Marie and we will support them as they continue to come to terms with the loss of Marie.”

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