Police notify missing Edinburgh man Rufus Brickell's family after body discovery

The family of a missing man from Edinburgh have been informed of the discovery of a body more than 70 miles away on the Helensburgh coast.

Rufus Brickell, 22, was last seen earlier this month in Orwell Place. Picture: Police handout

Police have confirmed a body was found at around 3.45 yesterday afternoon.

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Officers say that formal identification is yet to take place, but add that the family of young student Rufus Brickell, who was reported missing from the Gorgie/Dalry area of the Capital earlier this month, has been informed.

The Bristol-born 22-year-old, a student at Heriot Watt University, was last seen in Edinburgh's Orwell Place at around 6pm on Saturday, 5 October.

Around six hours after he vanished, CCTV images released by police showed Rufus getting off a train at Kilpatrick Station in West Dunbartonshire.