Ap­peal af­ter woman’s body found on beach

Evening Times - - NEWS - BY STE­WART PATER­SON

PO­LICE are ap­peal­ing for in­for­ma­tion on a woman whose body was found on a beach.

Lisa Mor­ri­son, 47, was found dead in her home­town of Gir­van, Ayr­shire, at around 11am on Mon­day.

Po­lice said her death is not be­ing treated as sus­pi­cious but are ap­peal­ing for in­for­ma­tion on her move­ments in the days be­fore she was found.

Her body was dis­cov­ered near to Golf Course Road.

DI Stu­art Lipsett at Ayr CID wants to speak to any­one who may have seen Lisa from 6.30am on Satur­day, De­cem­ber 21 to 10am on Mon­day, De­cem­ber 23.

EV­ERY morn­ing and evening the Si­mon Com­mu­nity street team walk the city cen­tre look­ing out for peo­ple in need of help.

On the Fri­day morn­ing be­fore Christ­mas, Robert Mullen and Brian Gal­lagher are do­ing the morn­ing walk.

The Si­mon Com­mu­nity has some­one at the Win­ter Night Shel­ter in the morn­ing if any­one needs to be taken to coun­cil of­fices to get help with find­ing ac­com­mo­da­tion.

On the city cen­tre walk on a cold De­cem­ber morn­ing along Tron­gate, round Cen­tral Sta­tion, Buchanan Street, Royal Ex­change Square and Queen Street, Robert and Brian are look­ing out for new faces, any­one who looks like they could be home­less and who need point­ing in the di­rec­tion of the many ser­vices in the city.

Many peo­ple on the streets dur­ing the day are al­ready known to the street team.

As we move through the city cen­tre fa­mil­iar faces are met with a “hello, how you do­ing?”

Most nod back or ut­ter some­thing to sig­nal they are ok, and the team leave them alone.

Some they stop and speak to, just to check they re­ally are OK. Some­times of of the pair will go back and dou­ble check there is noth­ing they can do to help.

We leave the busy streets with peo­ple go­ing to work ans shops open­ing up to go into a city cen­tre lane to a gap site where they know peo­ple have been shel­ter­ing in a makeshift tent made from beer gar­den para­sols.

No one is there but the lane is lit­tered with bulky de­bris dumped by lo­cal busi­nesses.

They think it could be an at­tempt to force who­ever is us­ing it to move on. If so, it looks like it has been un­suc­cess­ful.

No-one is there but there are signs it has been oc­cu­pied re­cently.

In Tron­gate, we come across a man known to the team.

Robert said: “He has been helped into ac­com­mo­da­tion four times but his ad­dic­tion is too chaotic and he ends up back on the street.”

Robert says they are not there to judge peo­ple – just of­fer them help that is avail­able.

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