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Divers join search for missing woman in Dumfries

Lynn Tyeson Image copyright Police Scotland
Image caption Lynn Tyeson has not been seen since going on a night out with friends in Dumfries

Police divers have joined the search for a woman who went missing after a night out with friends in Dumfries.

Lynn Tyeson, 48, was last seen crossing the Devorgilla Bridge on the Whitesands at about 03:00 on Sunday.

Search teams have been focusing on the River Nith and police have appealed for public help in tracing her.

Ms Tyeson - described as 5ft 9in tall and slim with blonde, shoulder-length hair - lives in Cumbernauld and had been visiting family in Dumfries.

Image copyright Police Scotland
Image caption Police divers have joined the search for the missing woman

At the time of her disappearance she was wearing a black and white striped top, black trousers and sandals.

Police have been checking CCTV footage for any clues to Ms Tyeson's whereabouts.

Insp Alan McGowan said: "We are now appealing to those who live along the sides of the River Nith to take a few minutes out to have a look in sheds and outbuildings on their property just in case Lynn has taken shelter there.

"We have a large number of officers searching along the sides of the river at this time and will be checking gardens and other areas in this search.

"We are still keen to hear from anyone who may have spoken to Lynn in Dumfries in the early hours of Sunday morning, and again would like to hear from a dog walker who had two small dogs and who was in the area of the Mill Green around this time."

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