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Body found in Mouat search

Arnold Mouat was last seen in early July.

POLICE in Bo’ness have confirmed that they have found the body believed to be of missing man Arnold Mouat, who is originally from Shetland.

The 64 year old was last seen within an address on Panbrae Road in early July.

A body of a man was discovered in a different property on the same road on Saturday and while it has not been formally identified, police are confident it is Mouat’s and they are working to support his family.

They are treating the death as unexplained but not suspicious, and a report will be sent to the procurator fiscal.

Superintendent Martin Fotheringham said: “This is a tragic set of circumstances and our thoughts and sympathies are with the Mouat family as they come to terms with their loss.

“Following a review of our response to this incident, Police Scotland has referred this matter to the police investigations and review Commissioner.

“We will provide them with all the necessary assistance and support they require during their investigation.”

“I would like to thank those members of the public and media who responded to our appeal for information, in particular those who assisted with searching for Mr Mouat.

“We are continuing to support Mr Mouat’s family with dedicated family liaison officers and will continue to offer any assistance we can throughout this difficult time.”

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