Body found in Scottish Borders

The body of a 37-year-old man was found on exposed moorland near the village of Oxton in the Borders.

Emergency services were called yesterday afternoon, Tuesday 7 May.

Police say his death is unexplained but at this stage there are no suspicious circumstances.

They have launched an investigation.

"Enquiries into the full circumstances surrounding his death, which is currently being treated as unexplained, are ongoing."

– Police Scotland spokesman

Borders Search and Rescue Unit helped officers recover the body from steep ground.

"Our thoughts are with the family of the deceased."

– Borders Search and Rescue Unit