South Scotland

Body of George Paterson from Dalbeattie found in a burn

colliston park Image copyright Hugh Close
Image caption Mr Paterson's body was found in water in Colliston Park

Police in Dumfries and Galloway have named a man whose body was found in a burn in Dalbeattie.

He was 69-year-old George Paterson from the town's Park Terrace.

It is believed Mr Paterson was walking a dog in Colliston Park before his body was found at 18:45 on Sunday.

Police, who are appealing for witnesses, said the procurator fiscal has been informed and they are not treating the death as suspicious.

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