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Vulnerable missing woman Aileen Finch found dead on Co Down beach

By Staff Reporter

Police in south Co Down have confirmed that a body found on a beach near Ballymartin yesterday evening is that of missing woman Aileen Finch.

The 68-year-old's body was found by the coastguard.

She went missing from the Ballymartin area sometime in the early hours of Wednesday morning  during the recent freezing conditions.

She was described as vulnerable by the PSNI which launched a appeal for information on her whereabouts as concern for her safety mounted.

The woman, who had reduced mobility after undergoing recent surgery, left her home some time during Tuesday night and had not been seen since

Sergeant Kelly-Anne Warnock said: "I would like to thank members of the public, the local coastguard and local search and rescue teams that provided assistance in this search."

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