Body found in search for girl, 6, on Isle of Bute

Police searching for a missing girl, 6, on the Isle of Bute have launched an investigation after finding a body in woodland.

The child, from Rothesay on the Scottish island, was reported missing at 6.25am on Monday.

Less than three hours later, officers found the body of a young girl on the site of a former hotel near Ardbeg Road.

"At around 6.25 this morning, police were informed a six-year-old girl was missing in Rothesay," a spokeswoman for Police Scotland said.

"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, Cames Hydro Hotel.

"An investigation has been launched and enquiries are ongoing to establish the exact circumstances of the incident."