HUMAN remains found in a garden in Glasgow were that of murdered Govan gran Julie Reilly, police have confirmed.

The remains were found in a back garden in Lorne Street in Cessnock on Wednesday, March 6.

Police said the family had been informed and a report will be submitted to the Procurator Fiscal.

Julie, 47, was killed and dismembered by Andrew Wallace, 41, in February last year.

Only her thigh bones were found, dumped close to her flat in Drumoyne, ahead of Wallace's sentencing.

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Detective Chief Inspector Mark Bell from Police Scotland’s Major Investigation Team (WEST) said:“Today I was able to meet with Julie’s family and give them the news they have been hoping for, that they can finally bring her home to be put to rest.

“No family should have to go through what they've been through and they have shown such strength and dignity during this horrendously difficult experience. I would like to take this opportunity to thank them for the invaluable assistance they gave to the inquiry team and hope they can now begin to move on with their lives.

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“This also brings to a close what has been an extremely harrowing investigation for the team of specialist detectives involved.

"I would like to commend them for their dedication and meticulous approach which has been critical in bringing the case to this conclusion.”

Glasgow's High Court heard 42-year-old Wallace moved in with Ms Reilly in December 2017 after splitting up with his girlfriend.

Ms Reilly, a mother of four, had suffered a brain injury in 2016 which left her with memory problems and slow reactions.

Wallace told a friend she was easy to manipulate and rip-off and in January texted a friend asking "do you know how to assassinate a stalker?"