South Scotland

Hawick health centre shut after doctor found dead

Hawick Health Centre
Image caption The doctor's body was found at the medical centre in Hawick

A health centre in the Scottish Borders has been closed after a doctor was found dead on the premises.

The discovery was made at the Teviot Medical Practice in Hawick.

Police were called out to the centre at 06:30 on Thursday after the body of Dr Patrick Manson was found but said there were no suspicious circumstances.

NHS Borders declined to make any comment on the incident but confirmed that the centre would remain closed throughout Thursday and Friday.

A report on the incident will be sent to the procurator fiscal.

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