Body found in woodland during search for missing Army veteran

Tributes have been paid to the 36-year-old who was originally from Belfast.

Body found in woodland during search for missing Army veteran Police Scotland
Tributes have been paid to the Dean who was originally from Belfast.

A body has been discovered in a Highland woodland following a search for a missing Army veteran.

Dean Lockhart had been reported missing from Munlochy after last being seen at around 9.30am on Tuesday.

On Wednesday, at around 4pm, a body was found in a forested area near the village in the Black Isle.

Police Scotland said there were no suspicious circumstances surrounding the death and that a report will be submitted to the Procurator Fiscal.

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Tributes have been paid to the Dean who was originally from Belfast.

Glentoran Football Club in the east of the city issued a statement on Wednesday night.

A spokesperson said: “We’re deeply saddened to learn the news that Glentoran Football Club fan Dean Lockhart has passed away.

“Our thought are with Dean’s nearest and dearest in this difficult time. One of our own”