A WOMAN who went missing in East Linton during yesterday's freezing conditions has been taken to hospital after she was found in the early hours of this morning.

Police launched a search for Paula Lunam late last night after she did not return home after venturing out.

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They said the 39-year-old, who was described as 5ft 3in and of a very slight build, was last seen leaving her home in Hardie Terrace at 4.40pm.

In the last hour police have confirmed Paula was found around 3am on Preston Road, in the village and is being treated at the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh.

A spokesperson said: "She has been taken to the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh for treatment following exposure to the adverse weather.

"Members of the public are thanked for their assistance with this appeal."