Mystery over identity of man found dead on beach

A body was found near a golf club in East Lothian on Wednesday morning.

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Police are trying to identify a man whose body was found on a beach in East Lothian.

The remains were discovered near Longniddry Golf Club around 10am on Wednesday, November 4.

Thought to be aged between 65-80 and grey-haired, he was wearing a dark blue Spray Way jacket, black jogging trousers and white Fred Perry trainers.

Police said there were no suspicious circumstances surrounding his death.

Detective sergeant James Welsh said: “This is a tragic situation and despite a substantial effort by officers to ascertain the identity of the man, we still do not know who he is and we clearly want to let his family know what has happened.

“At this stage, we don’t know how the man died, he may have fallen or taken unwell, however, it’s imperative we establish exactly what has happened to him so we can notify his next of kin.

“He is around 5ft 5in to 5ft 8in in height, long grey hair and a full grey beard. He was found in possession of a set of house keys with a fob and two inhalers, one blue and one black.”

Anyone with information as to the identity of this man is asked to contact CID officers at Dalkeith Police Station via 101, quoting incident number 0869 of November 4.

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