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Cops probing death of 14-year-old arrest three people 25 years on

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Two men and a woman have been arrested and charged over the death of teenager Caroline Glachan 25 years ago.

Two men, aged 42 and 43, and a woman, aged 42 will appear at Dumbarton Sheriff Court today (Thursday) over the death of the 14-year-old.

The Bonhill schoolgirl's body was discovered in the River Leven, near to Place of Bonhill, Renton around 4.10pm on Sunday, 25 August, 1996.

The development comes five years after the cold case was reopened.

Detective Chief Inspector Stuart Grainger, of the Major Investigations Teams and senior investigating officer on the case, said: "I would like to thank the members of the public who have assisted with our investigation and those who have come forward with important information surrounding Caroline's death."

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Caroline's body was found partially submerged in the River Leven after she was brutally attacked. She had been out with a friend before meeting her boyfriend on the night of her death.

Forensic scientists began re-examining evidence after the case was reopened in 2016 in the hope new DNA technology would finally snare the killer. A massive reappeal for information was launched at the same time, with more than 200 pieces of new information received by police.

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