Body of man in 'distinctive' blue top found near harbour on Boxing Day

Officers asked for the public's help in identifying the man after the discovery on Boxing Day.

Body of man in ‘distinctive’ blue t-shirt found at Cellardyke Harbour near Anstruther on Boxing Day Google Maps

A man whose body was discovered on a beach in Fife has been identified following an investigation.

Emergency services closed off the area at Cellardyke Harbour on Boxing Day morning for several hours after the find.

However the man, thought to be around 40 years old, was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police launched a probe into the circumstances surrounding his death, and also asked for public assistance in helping to identify him.

He was described as being around 6ft in height, of slim to medium build, with short dark hair and a goatee beard/facial stubble.

Officers described the clothing he was wearing as a “distinctive” blue t-shirt with jeans and white trainers.

The death is being treated as unexplained, but not believed to be suspicious.

Police Scotland confirmed on Tuesday the man had been formally identified, and thanked the public for their assistance.

Detective inspector Stuart Hunter said: “Our thoughts are with the family of the man at this very difficult time and they have asked for privacy to be respected.

“We would like to thank everyone who responded to our appeal which has helped with our enquiries.

“The death is currently being treated as unexplained but not believed to be suspicious. A report has been sent to the Procurator Fiscal.”

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