POLICE have named the woman who was swept away in an Angus river during Storm Babet.

The body of Wendy Taylor, 57, was recovered from the Water of Lee, Glen Esk, around 4pm on Thursday.

The mother-of-three was first reported missing around 1.45pm.

Officers said there were no suspicious circumstances surrounding the death and that a report would be submitted to the Procurator Fiscal.

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In a statement released through Police Scotland, her family said: “We are absolutely heartbroken to lose Wendy in such tragic circumstances and are still struggling to come to terms with it.

“Wendy was a beautiful, kind, funny and caring person. She was a ray of sunshine for everyone who was fortunate enough to know her.

“Wendy was the beloved wife, best friend and soulmate in life to George, mother to James, Sally and Susanna and granny to India and George.

“Our family would like to thank Police Scotland for their professionalism and sensitivity in recent days. And in particular Paul Morgan of Police Mountain Rescue for recovering Wendy.

“Thank you to all of our extended family and friends for supporting us through this indescribably difficult time.”