Human remains have been found in a garden at the former home of a convicted sex killer who is now feared to have murdered at least 11 women.

Detectives think the remains are those of Dinah McNicol, who was 18 when she vanished after a music festival in Liphook, Hampshire, in August 1991.

The discovery was made in the back garden of a house in Margate, Kent.

A man who once lived in the house is currently serving life for rape and murder.

He cannot be named because of new legal proceedings but police think he may have killed at least 10 other women as he traveled across Britain with his work.

In Margate, tests will be carried out on the remains while the search of the house and gardens continues.

Detectives said Miss McNicol, from Tillingham, Essex, disappeared after hitching a ride from the festival.