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Man's body recovered from river near Dalkeith

Thomas Davidson Image copyright Police Scotland
Image caption Police have been searching for pensioner Thomas Davidson who was last seen in Dalkeith on Tuesday

A man's body has been recovered from the River North Esk near Dalkeith.

The body was spotted by a member of the public who raised the alarm just before 18:30.

Police have been searching for 73-year-old Thomas Davidson who was last seen on Tuesday night. His family have been made aware of the discovery.

A Police Scotland spokesman said formal identification was yet to take place however the death was not being treated as suspicious.

Insp Stuart Aitchison said: "Sadly a body has been recovered from the River North Esk this evening (Friday).

"A formal identification is yet to take place, however, we have been in contact with the family of Thomas Davidson and made them aware of this development.

"Our inquiries are at an early stage however we will continue to offer the family support as and when they need it."

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