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Missing Maureen Bannister: Police hopeful after dog found alive during major search

Kim Cessford, The Courier - 14.12.15 - pictured is the Coastguard helicopter that was searching over Tentsmuir forest for a missing woman
Kim Cessford, The Courier - 14.12.15 - pictured is the Coastguard helicopter that was searching over Tentsmuir forest for a missing woman

Police searching for a missing Fife dog walker say they remain confident of “a positive result” after her pet was today found alive.

Leuchars woman Maureen Bannister has not been seen since Sunday, and a high-profile search has been carried out at Tentsmuir Forest near Tayport throughout Monday.

At a press conference this afternoon to update on the search, Inspector Tom Brown said: “The search is going well just now.UPDATE: Police find body during search“We’ve got a lot of resources. Unfortunately there is nothing so far, but it’s still early days.

“I’m quite sure that with the resources we’be got we’ll have a positive result.”

Insp Brown confirmed Ms Bannister’s dog had been found safe and well back at her car.

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He also revealed Ms Bannister was last heard from during a phone call with her father at around 2pm on Sunday.

She is said to have been in good spirits and there was no indication that anything was wrong.

A search helicopter was joined by lifeboat and coastguard crews during today’s search.

The 43-year-old is described as around 5ft 4in, with a slim build and has long dark hair.

It is not known what she was wearing at the time of her disappearance, however, it is likely she will have on navy Wellington boots and a navy thigh length jacket with a cream lined hood.

Anybody with information is asked to contact Police Scotland on 101 or speak to any officer.

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