Body found on Fife coastline

6 April 2017, 16:51

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A woman's body has been recovered on the Fife coastline.

She was found near Crail at around 12.25pm on Thursday as part of a missing person inquiry to trace 51-year-old Claudia Philips.

Police said no formal identification has taken place, however the family of Ms Philips, who was visiting from Germany, have been informed.

The death is currently being treated as unexplained and inquiries are ongoing.

Chief Inspector Adrian Annandale said: "I would firstly like to thank all members of the public who aided our search activities over the past couple of days.

"Special recognition must also go to our various partner agencies, including the coastguard, for their assistance, as well as the national police resources that supported local officers with their inquiries.

"While no formal identification has taken place we have liaised with Claudia's loved ones and will continue to provide them with all the necessary support they require at this time.''