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Body found in missing German tourist search in Crail

Claudia Philips Image copyright Police Scotland
Image caption Claudia Philips was last seen in Crail

The body of a woman has been found on the Fife coastline during the search for a missing German tourist.

Claudia Philips, 51, was last seen leaving the house in Crail where she was staying at about 13:00 on Tuesday.

No formal identification has taken place yet, however, Ms Philips' family have been informed by police.

The death is currently being treated as unexplained and inquiries are ongoing. Ch Insp Adrian Annandale, of Police Scotland, thanked all who helped.

He said: "I would firstly like to thank all members of the public who aided our search activities over the past couple of days.

"Special recognition must also go to our various partner agencies, including the Coastguard, for their assistance, as well as the national police resources that supported local officers with their inquiries.

"While no formal identification as taken place, we have liaised with Claudia's loved ones and will continue to provide them with all the necessary support they require at this time."

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