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Kingholm Quay river path body identified as New Abbey woman

River Nith Image copyright Colin Kinnear
Image caption A body was found on a river path near Kingholm Quay after a search operation

Police have identified a woman whose body was found on a path near the River Nith in Dumfries and Galloway after a search operation.

Jane Brann, 56, of New Abbey, had been reported missing on Friday.

A search of the surrounding area was carried out by police and a Royal Navy helicopter was also involved.

Her body was found on a river path at Kingholm Quay at 08:00 on Saturday. Police said there were no suspicious circumstances.

The procurator fiscal has been informed.

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