South Scotland

Crossmichael search called off after body find

A search for a man reported missing from his Dumfries and Galloway home has been stood down after a body was found.

Police said the discovery was made in the grounds of Culgruff House Hotel at Crossmichael.

Robert Shaw, 52, was reported missing on Friday, sparking a search involving the Galloway Mountain Rescue Team.

A formal identification has still to take place. Police said there were no suspicious circumstances.

Unconfirmed sighting

Meanwhile, police are still appealing for information as a search continues for a missing Stranraer man.

Dennis Brough left his home in the town's Garrick Drive last Wednesday.

The 66-year-old is about 6ft tall and slim, with grey hair and a beard.

He was driving a black Landrover Freelander with the licence plate FD05 EBG.

Police said there had only been one unconfirmed sighting of him in Ardwell on the road to the Mull of Galloway last Thursday.

Extensive searches were carried out at the weekend, involving the police dog unit, coastguard and an RAF Sea King helicopter.

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