Body found in missing Shetland pensioner search

A BODY has been found in the search for a Shetland pensioner who has been missing from his home in Lerwick since the weekend.

Picture: Police Scotland

Alistair Wishart, 74, was last seen within John Jamieson Close in Lerwick on Sunday.

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A spokesman for Police Scotland said today: “In the search for the missing man in Lerwick, Police can confirm that the body of a man has been found in the area this afternoon. The family of the missing man have been informed but formal identification is still to take place.”

He added: “Enquiries are ongoing into the circumstances surrounding the man’s death and a report will be submitted to the Procurator Fiscal. No further details are available.”