South Scotland

Body found in search for missing woman in Dumfries

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Image caption A search operation has been ongoing since Sunday

A body has been found by police searching for a woman who went missing after a night out in Dumfries.

Officers looking for Lynn Tyeson, 48, from Cumbernauld, were alerted to the discovery by a member of the public at about 13:15.

A body - still to be identified - was subsequently recovered from the River Nith south of Kingholm Quay.

A police statement said that Ms Tyeson's family had been made aware of the development.

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Image caption Police said Ms Tyeson's family had been informed about the discovery

A search operation has been ongoing in the area since she was reported missing on Sunday.

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