Police name woman found dead at Kinneff cliffs

The road entrance to the investigation scene at Kinneff. PIC Alison Campsie
The road entrance to the investigation scene at Kinneff. PIC Alison Campsie
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Police have named a woman found dead at cliffs at an Aberdeenshire beauty spot.

Lesley Pumford, 44, was discovered in the early hours of last Friday morning on the coastline near Whistleberry Castle, Kinneff, Aberdeenshire.

A man was also found injured at the scene.

It is believed the pair lived in a nearby hamlet next to Whistleberry Farm.

Mrs Pumford’s death is still being treated as unexplained, police said.

Officers were called to the cliffs around 1.20am last Friday along with coastguard and ambulance crews.

Coastguards were used to recover Mrs Pumford’s body after several hours of investigation work were carried out at the scene.

The man was taken to Aberdeen Royal Infirmary an treated for non-life threatening injuries.

A police spokesman said: “Police Scotland can confirm the identity of the woman who was found dead in the Whistleberry Castle area of Kinneff on Friday May 27, 2016 as 44 year old Lesley Pumford who was local to the area.

“Her death remains unexplained and enquiries into the circumstances are ongoing.”

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