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Body suspected to be missing Moray man found on Orkney beach

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Alan Murrary was reported missing from Cullen in February.

A body suspected to be of a missing man from Moray has been found in Orkney.

Alan Murray, from Cullen, was reported missing after he was last seen in his hometown on February 26.

Concerns grew for the 54-year-old with police issuing a fresh appeal to trace him one week following his disappearance.

Officers have now confirmed a body of a man was discovered on an Orkney beach on Tuesday morning.

The family of Mr Murray has been informed of the development.

“Around 9.10 am on Tuesday, 14 March 2022, the body of a man was discovered on the beach near to Northfield Road,…

Posted by Highland & Islands Police Division on Tuesday, 15 March 2022

A police spokesman said: “At around 9.10 am on Tuesday the body of a man was discovered on the beach near to Northfield Road, Burray, Orkney.

“Formal identification has still to take place however the family of Alan James Murray, 54, from Cullen, who has been missing since February 26, has been informed of the discovery.

“There are no suspicious circumstances surrounding the death.”

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