Man found dead in Dalbeattie park named

Police apprehended Kerr Cowan in Stirling's Raploch district. Picture: TSPL
Police apprehended Kerr Cowan in Stirling's Raploch district. Picture: TSPL
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A MAN found dead in a park burn has been named by police.

The body of George Paterson, 69, was discovered in Barr Burn in Colliston Park, Dalbeattie, Dumfries and Galloway, at around 6.45pm yesterday.

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Officers believe he was walking his dog in the park before his body was discovered.

A post-mortem examination is to be held to establish the cause of death but it is not thought to be suspicious.

Police have appealed for anyone who was in the park from around 5.30pm and may have seen the 69-year-old to contact them on 101.

A report has been sent to the procurator fiscal.

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