A body has been found in the search for a missing pensioner with dementia who went out to buy a newspaper and never returned home.
David McLeod left his home on Woodstock Avenue, Galashiels, on Thursday night.
He was seen at around 9.15pm that evening walking near to the Ship Inn at East Port in Melrose in the Borders.
Officers had said the 78-year-old can become confused due to his diagnosis and were concerned for his wellbeing.
Police Scotland have now confirmed a body has been found in the Cauldshields Loch area.
Formal identification is yet to take place, however Mr McLeod’s family has been informed.
There are not thought to be any suspicious circumstances.
A report will be sent to the Procurator Fiscal.
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