Body found in hunt for tourist Claudia Philips

Claudia Philips

Claudia Philips

A WOMAN’S body has been recovered on the Fife coastline by police searching for a missing tourist.

She was found near Crail at around 12.25pm on Thursday as part of an inquiry to trace 51-year-old Claudia Philips.

Police said no formal identification had taken place, however the family of Ms Philips, who was visiting Scotland from Germany, have been informed.

The death is currently being treated as unexplained and inquiries are ongoing.

Chief Inspector Adrian Annandale said: “While no formal identification has taken place we have liaised with Claudia’s loved ones and will continue to provide them with all the necessary support they require at this time.”