Police searching for a missing Forfar man have found a body.
While Police Scotland would not confirm exactly where in the Forfar area the body was discovered, they did state that the body of a man had been found in the late afternoon.
It followed an appeal for information on Michael White, 45, who was reported missing after last being seen early on Sunday morning.
The deceased has not been formally identified, but police are keeping Mr White’s family fully informed of developments.
A spokesman said:”Police Scotland can confirm that after extensive inquiries and search of the Forfar area, the body of a male has been discovered. Inquiries are still ongoing with a view to identifying the male formally and members of the missing person’s family have been informed of this development and are assisting police with their enquiries.”
In an earlier appeal, police confirmed that Michael White had been missing since 5.15am on Sunday and concerns for his welfare were growing.
Police officers, including search trained advisors, conducted inquiries in the local area and they were also assisted by search trained dogs. Police Scotland’s helicopter also took to the skies over Forfar as a part of the early morning search and returned again to offer further support in the afternoon.
On Sunday night police said inquiries to established the full circumstances around the discovery of the body in the Angus town were at an early stage and renewed their appeal for anyone that could assist the investigation to contact them on 101, or speak to any police officer.