South Scotland

River Cree body identified as missing woman Betty Watson

A body recovered from the estuary of the River Cree during a search operation has been confirmed as 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 on Monday that a body had been found.

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