Body found in search for missing Maureen Bannister in Fife – BBC News

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A body has been found in the search for a missing woman in Fife.

Maureen Bannister, 43, from Leuchars, has not been seen since about 14:00 on Sunday.

It is understood that shortly after this Ms Bannister left a house on Pitcairn Park in a blue-coloured Ford Focus with her dog, a black/grey-coloured cross-breed Yorkshire Terrier.

Police Scotland has confirmed that a body was found on Tentsmuir Beach on Monday evening.

A police spokesman said: “We can confirm that a body has been recovered from Tentsmuir Beach, east Fife, during the evening of December 14.

“Inquiries are ongoing.”

The dog was found near the woman’s car in the Tayport area shortly after Ms Bannister was reported missing.

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