Mystery as unidentified body found on beach clutching teddy bear

A body was discovered on Inverkip beach on Monday morning.

Police in Inverclyde are looking to identify a woman who was found dead on a beach.

The body was discovered on Inverkip Beach, near to Cromarty Grove, at around 9.45am on Monday.

The woman is described as white, between 30 to 50-years-old and around 5ft5 with a slim build.

She also has shoulder-length blonde hair and was wearing a blue Barbour Pentile gilet jacket, with a blue denim jacket and grey hoodie underneath.

She was also wearing blue jeans, black fingerless gloves, black trainers with a pink stripe and a navy blue beanie hat, with a dark skip hat underneath.

When she was found she was also in possession of with a medium-sized brown August Pfüller teddy bear, which was dressed in a grey t-shirt with the words “My Buddy” and a pink purse, with the initial “A”.

Officers investigating the death, which is not being treated as suspicious at this time, say enquires are ongoing.

Detective Inspector David Wagstaff said: “We are looking for anyone with information on this woman’s identity to please come forward and assist our enquiries, as well as anyone who may have possibly seen her in the Inverclyde area between Sunday evening and Monday morning.

“Given the weather on Sunday and into Monday, it’s likely that the area near the beach was busy with people enjoying the sunshine, so I’d urge any of those people who may recognise the description to contact officers. It’s imperative that we identify this woman, so that her family and friends can be notified as soon as possible.”

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