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Man found dead in Forth and Clyde Canal named by police

Neil Molloy Image copyright Police Scotland
Image caption Neil Molloy was reported missing on 7 July

A 69-year-old man whose body was discovered in the Forth and Clyde Canal has been named as Neil Molloy from Falkirk.

A member of the public raised the alarm after discovering Mr Molloy's body in water near Lock 6 on Monday.

Appeals for information were made after Mr Molloy was reported missing on 7 July.

Police said his next of kin have been informed and have requested for privacy to grieve.

Sgt Andrew Wright said: "My thoughts and the thoughts of my officers are with Neil's family and we will continue to offer them support as and when they need it.

"We are currently treating Neil's death as unexplained however there are no suspicious circumstances at this time.

"I'd also like to thank to members of the public who came forward and assisted us with this inquiry."

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