Police find body in search for missing man Arnold Mouat

Claudine Rigal
Août 7, 2017

In a statement, Supt Martin Fotheringham said Police Scotland had referred its handling of the case to the police watchdog.

The body of a man found in a property in Bo'ness is believed to be that of a man missing for nearly a month.

The 64-year-old man was reported missing on 7 July after he was last seen by his family at his home the day before.

Police said the body has yet to be formally identified but the believe it is the man they have spend the last month looking for.

Search and rescue officers, a dog unit, and a helicopter were deployed in a bid to find him.

More than 50 local community volunteers also combed areas where it was though Mr Mouat, a keen hiker, used to walk in order to help with the police effort.

AN INVESTIGATION into the discovery of a body in Bo'ness has been handed to a police watchdog.

"His death is now being treated as unexplained, however the circumstances are not beleived to be suspicious", police said.

This is a tragic set of circumstances and our thoughts and sympathies are with the Mouat family as they come to terms with their loss.

"This investigation is in the very early stages and a report will be sent to the Chief Constable in due course".

"We will provide them with all the necessary assistance and support they require during their investigation".

"We are continuing to support Mr Mouat's family with dedicated family liaison officers and will continue to offer any assistance we can throughout this hard time".

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