Police trace 'high-risk' sex offender who went missing from hospital

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Search: Northern Constabulary warned the public not to approach Scott Murray.

Police say a convicted sex offender who went missing from a psychiatric hospital in the Highlands has been found.

Scott Murray, 27, went missing from New Craigs Psychiatric Hospital in Inverness, where he was a detained patient receiving compulsory treatment, at 10am on Wednesday.

Northern Constabulary had warned members of the public not to approach Murray, but later on Wednesday evening the force said he had been traced.

The force has thanked the public for its assistance.