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Body found in search for missing man

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The search for a missing man in Dumfries and Galloway has been called off after the discovery of a body.

Police, Moffat Mountain Rescue Team, the Coastguard and a Royal Navy helicopter had been searching for 69-year-old David Porter who'd gone missing from his home at Ringford between Twynholm and Castle Douglas.

"Searches across the area surrounding High Barcaple have been ongoing since Wednesday evening.

"This morning the body of a man was found in woodland by one of the search teams. The family of Mr Porter have been made aware and a formal identification is to take place. The Procurator Fiscal has been informed.”

– Inspector Stephen Stiff, Police Scotland

Body found near Eden quarry identified

Yvonne Mullen Credit: Cumbria Police

Police have confirmed a body found near Shap is that of a seventy-six-year-old woman reported missing from Crosby Ravensworth last week.

Yvonne Mullen was last seen leaving her home on Thursday to walk her dog in the area of Crosby Ravensworth Fell.

A body was found near Hardendale Quarry on Saturday morning and police revealed this morning it was Yvonne Mullen's.

There are no suspicious circumstances regarding her death and the coroner has been informed.


Dumfries Council building body named

The body of a 35-year-old man found behind Dumfries council buildings yesterday (10th April), has been named as Blair McKenna from Lockerbie Road in the town.

Another man found dead on Sunday (7th April) in his home in Queensberry Street in Dumfries, has been named as 28-year-old Stephen Fleming.

Both deaths are being described as unexplained and police are continuing with their investigations.


Carlisle body 'not suspicious' say police

Cumbria Police have confirmed that the body of a man found on Reeth Road in Carlisle at around 6.10am this morning (28th March) is being treated as 'unexplained' but not suspicious at this time.

Emergency services were called to the scene after receiving a call from a member of the public, but the man was pronounced dead at the scene.

The coroner has been informed, but the identity of the man is not yet known.

Man's body found in Carlisle

Crime scene at Reeth Road, Carlisle Credit: ITV News Border

Cumbria Police are currently at Reeth Road in Carlisle where a man's body was discovered at around 6.10am this morning (28th March).

A member of the public alerted the police, who attended the scene along with an ambulance crew, however the man was pronounced dead at the scene.

The body was found on Reeth Road in Carlisle Credit: ITV News Border

Detective and Crime Scene investigators are conducting enquiries and investigating circumstances surrounding the death.

Crime scene investigators at the scene Credit: ITV News Border

Two bodies discovered in Borders town

Lothian and Borders Police are investigating two deaths in a Borders town.

The bodies of a 22-year-old man and a woman, aged 26, were found in houses in Selkirk on Monday (25th March) and Tuesday (26th March).

It is understood the deaths may be drug related.

"The causes of the deaths are unknown pending examinations and reports have been sent to the Procurator Fiscal."

– Spokesman, Lothian and Borders Police
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