Tayside and Central Scotland

Missing Perth man's family informed of body found in River Tay

A body has been discovered in the River Tay beside the Friarton Bridge near Perth.

Officers received reports of a body in the water at 07:45.

A Police Scotland spokeswoman confirmed the discovery and said that inquiries to establish the identity of the person are ongoing.

It is understood that the family of Perth pensioner Robert McLaren, who has been missing since 20 February, have been informed of the discovery.

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