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Tribute to hospital window fall woman Josephine Mowat

Josephine Mowat
Image caption Josephine Mowat was a top UK greyhound trainer

The family of a top greyhound trainer who died after falling out of a Fife hospital window has paid tribute to the "unique and very precious woman".

Josephine Mowat, 61, of Cardenden, fell about 30ft from a window at Queen Margaret Hospital, Dunfermline, at 01:00 on Thursday.

She is understood to have had a minor stomach operation at the hospital.

A police investigation is now under way into how the grandmother fell from the window.

Mrs Mowat's husband Alfred, daughter Karen and sons David and Richard, said in tribute: "We would all like to mourn the passing of Josephine Mowat, a unique and very precious woman who was prematurely taken from the heart of a lovely family.

"She was a wonderful wife, mother, sister, grandmother and friend to many and had so much love and compassion to give and receive. We will miss you always."

John Wilson, NHS Fife chief executive of the operational division, said: "An incident took place at Queen Margaret Hospital in the early hours of Thursday.

"It is subject to a police enquiry and therefore it would be inappropriate to comment further at this time."

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