The police response to concerns raised about a T in the Park reveller who was subsequently found dead in Perthshire is to be investigated.
The Police Investigations and Review Commissioner (PIRC) confirmed that they are looking at the death of James Richardson, 29, from Craigneuk, Wishaw, Lanarkshire.
The 29-year-old father of three’s body was discovered on a farm several miles from the festival site at Strathallan Castle.
Mr Richardson, known as Jim, was reported missing after he got off a bus leaving the site on Monday.
He texted his wife to say he was stranded on the A9, in the Auchterarder area, at around 2.30pm.
His body was found a few miles away at Wester Cairnie Farm, near Forteviot, on Tuesday.
Police forensic officers attended at the scene and taped off an area while they gathered evidence.
Officers also sealed off a layby on the A9, half a mile away.
A post mortem concluded that the cause of his death was not suspicious.
This investigation will focus on the initial response by police following a report of concern about Mr Richardson’s welfare.
A spokesman for the PIRC said: “The Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service (COPFS) has instructed the Police Investigations and Review Commissioner (PIRC) to undertake an investigation after the body of James Richardson, 29, was discovered in the Forteviot area of Perthshire on July 12.
“The investigation will focus on the initial police response following a report of concern made about the man’s welfare.
“A report on the Commissioner’s findings will be submitted to the COPFS in due course.”
A spokesperson for the police commented: “Police Scotland acknowledges the PIRC investigation into the initial police response following a report of concern made about James Richardson’s welfare in the Forteviot area of Perthshire.
“We will co-operate fully with the investigation and will address any recommendations which may be made.”