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Missing Moira Anderson remembered
Moira Anderson
Moira Anderson disappeared during severe weather
The 50th anniversary of the disappearance of an 11-year-old girl in Lanarkshire has been marked at a special ecumenical service.

Moira Anderson disappeared in a blizzard in 1957 in Coatbridge.

Sandra Brown, founder of the Moira Anderson Foundation, said: "While we are marking a day which was bleak, this is also about celebrating her life".

The service which involved local schools and the community was held in Airdrie Baptist Church.

Moira was christened in the church.

Ms Brown added: "Although Moira's time was all too short, her legacy is remarkable, with so many children, young people and families who suffer child sexual abuse being supported."

Ms Brown believes her father murdered Moira, whose body has never been found.

She disappeared after going out on a shopping errand from her home during severe winter weather.

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