A body which was found in the search for a former Edinburgh private school teacher who was allegedly murdered has been identified.
Police confirmed on Wednesday that the body which was found on land close to the A696 near the village of Kirkwhelpington, in Northumberland, on Sunday, September 4 is that of 75-year-old Peter Coshan.
Dr Coshan’s family has been made aware and specialist officers are continuing to provide support to them.
Detective Superintendent Andrew Patrick, of Police Scotland’s Major Investigation Team, said: “Our thoughts remain with Peter’s family at this incredibly difficult time.
“I would again like to thank everyone who has come forward with information which has helped our investigation.”
On Wednesday, police launched a cross-border search for the body of the former Fettes College teacher.
Scottish officers were working with colleagues in Northumbria to locate Dr Coshan after he disappeared from the capital earlier this month.
The 75-year-old was last seen in the Seafield Road area on Thursday, August 11.
Two men, aged 27 and 63, have previously been arrested and charged in connection with Dr Coshan’s disappearance and have already appeared at Edinburgh Sheriff Court.