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Woman’s body found by railway line at Lunan Bridge

The body of a 67-year-old woman was discovered  nearby where sergeant Jim Wands is standing

The body of a 67-year-old woman was discovered nearby where sergeant Jim Wands is standing

A body was discovered beside the railway line between Montrose and Arbroath causing several trains to be cancelled on Friday.

British Transport Police confirmed that the body, which was found by the side of the railway track near Lunan Bridge, was a 67-year-old woman.

The train route was blocked in both directions between stations at Montrose and Arbroath, and trains were either delayed or cancelled as emergency services dealt with the incident. The train lines reopened at 2.25 p.m. on Friday.

A British Transport Police spokesperson told the Review: “Shortly after 11.30 a.m. on Friday the body of a woman was found on the railway line in the vicinity of Lunan Bay, Montrose. Her relatives are aware.

“There are no suspicious circumstances surrounding her death and a report will be submitted to the local Procurator Fiscal.”

The woman’s identity has not been confirmed, but the body was discovered near where police and coastguard officers had been searching for missing Lunan woman Joyce Howie. The search has since ceased.

A spokesperson for Police Scotland told the Review: “Police Scotland can confirm that enquiries regarding missing person Joyce Howie have concluded.”

A neighbour, who did not wish to be named, told the Review: “Joyce was quite simply a lovely woman. She was always on the go and will be sadly missed.”

 

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