Body found in woodland identified as missing man

Police formally identify body that was found within Craig Phadraig Woods on outskirts of Inverness last week.

Body found in woodland identified as missing man Police Scotland

A body found in woodland on the outskirts of Inverness has been confirmed as missing man George Critch.

The 63-year-old had been missing since early June.

Police discovered a body within Craig Phadraig Woods on Wednesday, July 7, which has now been formally identified as Mr Critch.

A Police Scotland spokesperson said: “Police Scotland can now confirm that the body of a man found near to Great Glen Way, within Craig Phadraig Woods, Inverness, on Wednesday, 7 July, has been formally identified as 63-year-old George Critch.

“His family have been informed and request that their privacy is respected at this difficult time.

“There are not believed to be any suspicious circumstances and a full report has been submitted to the Procurator Fiscal.”

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