Glasgow & West Scotland

Kirsty Aitchison: River body find confirmed as missing deaf woman

Police near scene where body was found
Image caption Police sealed off an area near the Broomielaw, where Kirsty Aitchison was last seen

Police have confirmed that a body found in the River Clyde is that of missing deaf woman Kirsty Aitchison.

The body was recovered by the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service near to the Kingston Bridge on Saturday afternoon.

The spot is close to where Ms Aitchison went missing in Glasgow a week ago.

The 30-year-old mother-of-four had disappeared in the early hours of last Sunday after leaving a social event for deaf people in the city centre.

The death is not being treated as suspicious, Police Scotland said.

Walking barefoot

Ch Insp John McBride said: "We would like to thank members of the public and the Deaf/BSL community for their support and assistance throughout this investigation.

"Our thoughts and condolences are with Kirsty's family and friends during this difficult time."

After leaving the Campus bar in Sauchiehall Street at about 03:00 last Sunday, Ms Aitchison was seen on CCTV images heading towards the Broomielaw, holding her high-heeled black sandals and walking barefoot.

It had been reported she may have been planning to meet friends at a casino moored on the river.

During the week, police divers were brought in to search the river, and an air support unit was used to assist community policing officers as they conducted inquiries.

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Image caption Ms Aitchison was wearing a black top, cream skirt and high-heeled black sandals at the time of her disappearance
Image caption She was last seen walking near the River Clyde in central Glasgow in the early hours of Sunday

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