Tesco 'to exhume human remains' at Linwood store site

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Tesco has been given approval to exhume 19th Century human remains as it starts construction in Linwood, Renfrewshire.

A judge granted an order allowing the firm to open a burial vault at the former parish church and remove the corpses for cremation and reinterment.

Linwood has been described as a Tesco town after plans were approved to build a supermarket and other facilities which will supported by the company.

When the site was discovered Tesco put a camera into the vault and established that there were four lead-lined coffins and debris which may be the remains of one or more wooden coffins.

The firm believes the vault contained five members of the Speir family....

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