Tayside and Central Scotland

Adam Alexander killing: Remains were those of missing victim

Body search
Image caption Human remains were found in a field in Errol in September

Humans remains found in a field in Perthshire were those of Adam Alexander, the Crown Office has confirmed.

Officers searching land at Muiredge Farm near Errol uncovered part of a human calf bone on 18 September.

DNA analysis has now confirmed that the remains were those of the 46-year-old lorry driver.

Mr Alexander died after being attacked with a metal pole by Thomas Pryde following a row in 1999.

Pryde pleaded guilty in 2010 to culpable homicide and was jailed for 10 years.

Following his arrest he told officers where he buried the the 46-year-old's body, but a large-scale search in 2008 failed to find any trace of Mr Alexander.

A Crown Office spokesman said: "The family of Mr Alexander have been advised of developments and also informed that there will be no further proceedings in relation to his death."

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