Body found in Western Isles search for missing German man

Torsten Kulke, 48, was reported missing on 31 July. Picture: Police Scotland
Torsten Kulke, 48, was reported missing on 31 July. Picture: Police Scotland
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Police searching for a missing German man in the Western Isles have reported that a body has been found.

Torsten Kulke, 48, was reported missing from his home in Germany on July 31 but it was later discovered that he travelled to the Isle of Lewis on July 28.

Working with German colleagues, Police Scotland issued an appeal and some of his belongings were found in the Aird Uig area last week.

On Saturday, the body of a man was recovered from Cliff Beach, near Valtos.

Police said formal identification is still to take place but Mr Kulke’s family have been informed.

There are not thought to be any suspicious circumstances and a report is to be sent to the Procurator Fiscal.

A Police Scotland spokesman said: “A member of the public informed police at around 3:25pm of the discovery of the man’s body. Officers attended and were assisted by the Coastguard.

“Formal identification is yet to take place. However, the family of missing Torsten Kulke have been informed.”