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Body of missing man found in loch

Robert Scoular left his home in Edinburgh on Wednesday evening, saying he was going to the local shop.

The body of Robert Scoular was found in a loch (Police Scotland/PA)
The body of Robert Scoular was found in a loch (Police Scotland/PA)

The body of a missing man has been found in a loch in Edinburgh.

Robert Scoular, 34, left his home in the city’s Lochend on Wednesday at around 10pm, saying he was going to the local shop.

He was reported missing after failing to return home.

Police officers searching Lochend Loch found his body at around 4pm on Saturday.

He was recovered from the water and formally identified.

Police Scotland Inspector Colin Fordyce said: “Our deepest sympathies are with Robert’s family and friends at this time.

“Inquiries are ongoing but there appear to be no suspicious circumstances surrounding his death.”

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