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Body found in missing man search

Martyn Cruickshank, 42, from Crieff, was reported missing on Monday.

Police searching for a missing man have found a body.

Martyn Cruickshank, 42, from Crieff, Perthshire, was reported missing on Monday.

He was spotted on CCTV in the town at around 8am on Tuesday.

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The CCTV image of Martyn Cruickshank on Tuesday morning (Police Scotland/PA)

An extensive air and land search was carried out in Crieff, Comrie, and the surrounding areas involved air support, mountain rescue, search and rescue dogs and more than a dozen police.

Officers confirmed on Saturday afternoon that those searching had found a body in the Crieff area.

Mr Cruickshank’s family has been informed and formal identification is yet to take place.

Inspector Ged Fitzpatrick said: “Our thoughts are with Martyn’s family at what will be an extremely sad and difficult time.

“At this point I would like to thank the members of the public who have assisted with our searches and to all those who have shared our appeals for information.”

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