Police Scotland has confirmed it is working with the family of a man feared dead inside a fire-hit Perth superstore.
Investigators fear there may be a body inside the B&M outlet, which was hit by a major blaze last weekend.
Chief Inspector Ian Scott, Perth and Kinross local area commander, said attempts were under way to search the property.
“Our enquiries have given us reason to believe that there may be a person within the building,” he said. “Our investigation into the fire is being conducted with this possibility in mind and efforts are continuing to make the building safe to enter, at which point it will then be fully examined.
“We believe that we know the identity of the individual, and specialist officers are providing support to their family at this time.”
He said: “The damage to the building is extensive and we are working closely with the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service and other partners to establish the full circumstances. We will maintain a police presence at the scene until the investigation is complete. This may take some time and I would like to thank the local and business community for their support.”
Police said there would be continued disruption in the area around the site, with pedestrian access blocked between Glasgow Road and Morrison’s supermarket.