The PSNI have confirmed that human remains have been found in a car that was recovered from Lough Erne earlier this week. 

The vechicle was found after searches were made for Michael 'Tony' Lynch, who went missing in January 2002. Mr. Lynch was 54 when he went missing. 

A police spokesperson stated: "The vehicle was located underwater by police divers and recovered for examination and is believed to be the Mitsubishi belonging to Michael ‘Tony’ Lynch who went missing from his home in Clones, County Monaghan 18 years ago. We are liaising with colleagues from An Garda Síochána, who are investigating Mr Lynch’s disappearance."

The police also confirmed that Mr. Lynch's family have been informed of the discovery.

Mr. Lynch was from Magheraveely in Co Fermanagh and had moved to Clones in Monaghan, shortly before his disappearance. 

On Tuesday Gardaí investigating the disappearance of Mr. Lynch revealed a car had been found at the bottom of Lough Erne.

This development arose after members of the public uncovered an anomaly in the water near Corradillar Quay in Lisnaskea on Monday.

The men who raised the alarm were aware of An Garda Síochána’s renewed appeal for information regarding the location of Mr. Lynch’s car earlier this year and made contact with Clones Garda Station.