The body of a six-year-old girl has been found in the grounds of a former hotel after she was reported missing from her home on a Scottish island.
The schoolgirl from Rothesay on the Isle of Bute was reported missing at 6.25am on Monday. Just over two hours later officers found the body of a young girl in the Port Bannatyne area.
It is believed she was found to be missing from her bedroom, prompting appeals on social media for people to search their gardens and outbuildings.
A spokesman for Police Scotland 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, Kames Hydro Hotel.
“An investigation has been launched and inquiries are ongoing to establish the exact circumstances of the incident.”
The spokesman added that a child’s body was discovered in woodland, on the site of the former Kyles of Bute Hotel, near to Ardbeg Road. The cause of death is not known.
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, including at the seafront.
The island in the Firth of Clyde is a popular holiday destination and has a population of around 6,500.
Tourism and farming are the main industries, with Mount Stuart House and gardens, family home of the 7th Marquess of Bute – the former racing driver Johnny Dumfries – one of the main attractions.
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