Tayside and Central Scotland

Police confirm body found in Falkirk park was Kyle Johnstone

Kyle Johnstone Image copyright Police Scotland

Police have confirmed the body of a man found in Falkirk on Saturday was that off missing teenager Kyle Johnstone.

The 17-year-old's body was spotted by an officer from the dog unit during a search of the town's Callendar Park.

Mr Johnstone's family have been informed and they have thanked the public for their messages of support.

Police Scotland said the death was not currently being treated as suspicious and inquiries into the full circumstances were ongoing.

Insp Donna Bryans said: "This is a tragic loss of a young man's life and our sincere condolences are with Kyle's family who have respectfully requested that they be left to grieve at this very sad time.

"Thank you to everyone who came forward with sightings of Kyle and shared our earlier appeal."

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