Girl, 6, found dead in grounds of old hotel hours after she was reported missing

A body has been found in the search for a six-year-old girl on a Scottish island.

The girl, from Rothesay, Isle of Bute, was reported missing at 6.25am on Monday morning.

At about 9am, officers found the body of a young girl on the site of a former hotel on the island.

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

"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."

The Isle of Bute is an island in the Firth of Clyde in Scotland.

As of 2011, Bute had a population of just under 6,500 people and the main town, Rothesay is linked to the mainland by ferry.

Tourism and farming are the main industries on the island.

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