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Police won't say if woman's body was found in wheelie bin


By David G Scott

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Police refused to comment on speculation that a woman's body discovered in Wick on Sunday was found in a wheelie bin.

An area at the bottom of Murchison Street in Wick was cordoned off during Sunday afternoon and was a hive of activity as police investigated the discovery of the woman's body.

It came after a 31-year-old mother of four children, Victoria Streight, had been reported missing on Saturday evening and a search involving police and coastguard services was conducted along the coast of Wick Bay in very stormy conditions.

Police attending the scene where the woman's body was discovered about one hour before. Picures: DGS
Police attending the scene where the woman's body was discovered about one hour before. Picures: DGS

Ms Streight was last seen leaving her house at around 7.30am on Saturday in the Wellington Street area of Wick.

Victoria Streight was reported missing on Saturday. Police said a body had been found on Sunday.
Victoria Streight was reported missing on Saturday. Police said a body had been found on Sunday.

The body of the woman – which has still not been formally identified by police – was allegedly found in or next to a wheelie bin in an alleyway off Murchison Street, and close to Wellington Street, shortly after noon on Sunday.

Police and a forensic detective stand in the area where the body was discovered.
Police and a forensic detective stand in the area where the body was discovered.

However, police refused to comment on where the body was discovered but added that the next of kin of Ms Streight had been informed and the missing-person search was called off after Sunday's grim discovery.

A police spokesperson said: "Police Scotland can confirm that the body of a woman has been found in the Murchison Street area of Wick shortly after noon on Sunday, November 1.

Forensics team make their way to Murchison Street around 1pm yesterday.
Forensics team make their way to Murchison Street around 1pm yesterday.

"The body has yet to be formally identified but the next of kin of Victoria Streight (31), who had been reported missing in the area, has been informed.

"Enquiries are ongoing to establish the full circumstances and a report will be submitted to the procurator fiscal in due course."

About one hour after the body was discovered an ambulance removed the remains.
About one hour after the body was discovered an ambulance removed the remains.

Forensic detectives were observed parking on Wellington Street about an hour after the body was discovered and dressing in protective clothing before making their way to the scene.

An ambulance was seen leaving the cordoned off area of Murchison Street just after 1pm.

Other officers were witnessed making door-to-door enquiries in Murchison Street and Wellington Street.

Police Scotland has still not officially confirmed the identity of the dead woman and sent an update at 1.30pm today stating that "formal identification has not taken place as yet and when that has happened we will send out an update."

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