South Scotland

Body found in search for missing Newton Stewart woman

A body has been recovered from the estuary of the River Cree during the search operation for a missing pensioner from Newton Stewart.

Elizabeth Watson, 70, known as Betty, was last seen in the town at about 17:30 on Sunday.

A search involving a number of agencies continued late into the night and resumed on Monday morning.

Police confirmed at about 15:40 that a body had been found although it had not been formally identified.

A short statement said the search operation was being scaled down.

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