Body found on Stewartry shore is identified

Police have identified the body that was found on the shore at Portling, Dalbeattie, yesterday (Friday).

Police Scotland can now confirm that it is that of 31-year-old Annan man Ian Carruthers, missing from the town since January 17.

A post-mortem examination has taken place and inquiries into the circumstances surrounding his disappearance continue. The procurator fiscal has been notified and the family of Mr Carruthers has been informed.