Police confirm body found on Helensburgh coast was Edinburgh student Rufus Brickell

Rufus Brickell went missing from Edinburgh earlier this month and CCTV showed him getting off a train in West Dumbartonshire.

Police have confirmed that a body found on the west coast near Helensburgh was that of Edinburgh student Rufus Brickell.

The Bristol born 22-year-old, a student at Heriot Watt University, went missing earlier this month and CCTV images shows him getting off a train at Kilpatrick Station in West Dumbartonshire, just after midnight on Sunday October 6th.

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A body was found on Friday afternoon on the Helensburgh coast, and officers have now confirmed it has been formally identified as that of Rufus Brickell.

Sergeant Kieran Dougal at Oxgangs Police Station in Edinburgh said "The family of Rufus have shown considerable composure throughout this harrowing time for them and our thoughts are with them as they come to terms with their loss.

We are continuing to support his family, friends and fellow students and work with them offering assistance when required."