The search for a missing Rosyth man has ended in tragic circumstances after a body was discovered on Saturday.
Police Scotland confirmed the body of a man was found in woodland near Thornton, on the outskirts of Kirkcaldy, and the family of missing person Keith MacGregor has been informed.
The 35-year-old was last seen in Overton Mains, Kirkcaldy, at around 3pm on Thursday, and officers issuing an appeal for his whereabouts described him as “high risk”.
With concerns growing for his safety, police were following up suggestions he had been seen in the Heathery Wood area on Thursday or Friday and stepped up their search to find him.
However, the grim discovery in a wooded area not far from that site on Saturday appears to have brought an end to the investigation.
A Police Scotland spokesperson stressed: “There are no suspicious circumstances.”
Mr MacGregor was wearing an orange Rangers FC top, a rain jacket, denim jeans, Adidas trainers and was carrying a black Puma rucksack when he was last seen.
Officers have been liaising with colleagues at British Transport Police as well as working with local bus, train and taxi companies since his disappearance in the hope of finding him alive.