Widely dispersed

Cadaver search dogs used by the Irish Gardaí (police) have found a human femur in a lake in County Monaghan. The bone was weighed down to keep it below the surface. The Gardaí think the bone may have once been part of the convicted rapist James Nolan.

Nolan was jailed for 14 years in 1986 for the rape and false imprisonment of a 23-year-old woman. The Gardaí believe Nolan was murdered – he went missing in 2010, shortly after being released from prison – and cut up, with his remains hidden in several locations.

In 2011 his arm was found washed up in Dublin.