Tayside and Central Scotland

Bridge of Allan 'cry for help' search stood down

Mine Woods
Image caption The area being searched was in steep woodland above Bridge of Allan

A search and rescue operation near an old copper mine has been stood down after finding no trace of a woman reportedly heard calling for help.

It had been launched in Bridge of Allan, Stirlingshire, following fears that a woman may have fallen.

Police officers, the local mountain rescue team and specialist search dogs were involved.

A dog walker had earlier said she heard a woman calling for help, but could not identify where it was coming from.

The area being searched was in steep woodland above the town known as Mine Woods, and is close to the Allan Water and the town's golf club.

More than 20 officers from the Forth Valley Division of Police Scotland, a specialist police dog and handler from Fife Division, the Ochils Mountain Rescue Team and volunteers from the Search and Rescue Dogs Association were all involved in the search.