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Body confirmed as missing man Stephen McGurk

Stephen McGurk. Pic: Northern Constabulary
Image caption Stephen McGurk was reported missing earlier this week

A body found in Thurso on Thursday has been confirmed as that of missing man Stephen McGurk.

The 38-year-old was reported missing from his home in the Caithness town at the weekend.

Mr McGurk's body was found in the Thurso East area. Police said his death did not appear to be suspicious.

Police added that a man who was walking his dog in the area on Sunday afternoon may have been among the last people to see Mr McGurk before he went missing.

Officers at Northern Constabulary hope to piece together Mr McGurk's final movements.

A police spokesman said the dog walker had been wearing a fluorescent jacket and a dark-coloured hat.

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