Highlands & Islands

Remains confirmed as missing Herefordshire angler

Stephen Matheson. Pic: Northern Constabulary
Image caption Stephen Matheson had been staying with relatives in the Highlands

Human remains found on a beach in Sutherland last month have been confirmed as those of an angler who went missing on 25 September.

Stephen Matheson, 55, of Ross-on-Wye, Herefordshire, disappeared while staying with relatives in the Clachtoll area of Lochinver.

His car was found parked by Stoer Lodge near an area he regularly visited to fish off rocks.

A member of the public found his body near Stoer Bay in October.

His disappearance sparked extensive searches by the emergency services, coastguard, RNLI and mountain rescuers.

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