Police searching for a woman swept into a river have found the body of her dog.

Hazel Nairn, 71, was last seen being swept into the River Don, near Monymusk in Aberdeenshire, at about 3.05pm on November 18, during heavy rain.

Police are continuing to search for her.

Her dog was found near the river on Wednesday.

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Inspector Andrew Meikleham said: “Searches are being carried out from the area where Hazel was last seen downstream towards Aberdeen.

“Due to the deteriorating weather that afternoon, Hazel had been trying to get home safely from the village of Monymusk along with her dog. The body of Hazel’s dog was found near to the river on Wednesday November 23.

“Local officers and search advisers are being assisted by specialist resources, including the dive and marine unit, as we continue to search for Hazel.”