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Police searching for missing girl on Isle of Bute find child’s body

The six-year-old from Rothesay had been reported missing early on Monday.

Police are investigating (Andrew Milligan/PA)
Police are investigating (Andrew Milligan/PA)

A body has been found in the search for a six-year-old girl on a Scottish island.

The child from Rothesay, Isle of Bute, was reported missing at 6.25am on Monday.

At about 9am, officers found the body of a young girl on the site of a former hotel.

Floral tributes at the police cordon on Ardbeg Road (Jane Barlow/PA)

A Police Scotland spokeswoman said: “At around 6.25am this morning, police were informed a six-year-old girl was missing in Rothesay.

“A search was undertaken to try and locate the child.

“At around 9am the body of a young female child was discovered in the grounds of an old hotel, Cames Hydro Hotel.

“An investigation has been launched and enquiries are ongoing to establish the exact circumstances of the incident.”

Cyclists turned away at the police cordon on Ardbeg Road (Jane Barlow/PA)

The spokeswoman added the child’s body was discovered in woodland, on the site of the former hotel, near to Ardbeg Road.

High Road in Arbeg, near Rothesay, was shut by a police cordon and a floral tribute had been laid near police accident signs.

A police car blocked the road and several other police vehicles could be seen in the area.

A separate cordon has been set up outside numbers 50-53 Ardbeg Road and police tape has also been set up at the seafront on the opposite side of the street.

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