South Scotland

Gretna car body discovery 'not suspicious'

Police say a man found dead at the wheel of his car near Gretna appears to have taken ill while driving.

A Ford Focus was spotted in a field just off the A75 near the town at about 14:10 on Thursday.

Checks subsequently found the 74-year-old driver John Johnstone, of Longtown, was dead inside the vehicle.

A Police Scotland statement said there did not appear to be any suspicious circumstances and the procurator fiscal had been informed.

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