Body found in search for missing woman Paula Elliott

Paula Elliott has been missing since the 5th March

By Cate McCurry (PA)

A body has been found in the search for missing woman Paula Elliott, police have said.

Officers confirmed that the body of a woman was recovered from the River Lagan in Lisburn on Monday.

Formal identification is yet to take place, but police have notified the family of the 52-year-old, who was reported missing on Tuesday, March 5.

A post-mortem will take place in due course.

Described as a high-risk missing person, Ms Elliott was last seen on CCTV cameras leaving the Sprucefield Court area of Lisburn, Co Antrim, at 5.30pm on the evening of March 5.

A PSNI spokesperson said Ms Elliott then made her way to Warren Gardens at around 5.36pm.

From Warren Gardens, she was seen travelling along the Hillsborough Road at 5.39pm, driving a red Citroen C4 car, which was found a short time later parked near the Lagan Towpath.

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