Body found in search for missing Bailey Mearns

Family of missing 21-year-old informed after body found in Arbroath.

Body found in search for missing Bailey Mearns
Bailey Mearns has been missing since Monday.

A body has been found in the search for missing man Bailey Mearns.

Police said the 21-year-old’s family had been informed following the discovery in Arbroath.

A helicopter search was launched for Mr Mearns, who has been missing since Monday.

More than 100 friends, family and well-wishers joined the hunt in the last few days.

His friends have since said in a collective statement: “We are shocked and distraught to hear the news.

“We will await further information from the police and his family. We have no further comment at this time.”