South Scotland

Hawick doctor Pat Manson 'sorely missed'

Hawick Health Centre
Image caption Dr Manson's body was found at the Hawick Medical Centre on Thursday morning

Health chiefs have paid tribute to a doctor who was found dead in a health centre in the Scottish Borders.

The body of Dr Pat Manson was discovered at the Teviot Medical Practice in Hawick on Thursday morning.

NHS Borders chief executive Calum Campbell said he was a "highly regarded colleague and GP" who would be "sorely missed".

Lothian and Borders Police have said there were no suspicious circumstances surrounding the death.

Mr Campbell said there was "great sadness" about the sudden death of Dr Manson, who was in his late 50s.

"Pat has been a GP principal and trainer in Teviot Medical Practice for many years," he said.

"Our thoughts are with his family and close working colleagues."

The centre remains closed as a result of the death.

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

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