Fife beach body is 85-year-old Thomas Semple

A BODY found on a Fife beach has been identified as that of an elderly man last seen on Boxing Day.

Picture: Police Scotland

Members of the coastguard found the body of Thomas Semple, 85, in the Temple area of Lower Largo at around 4am on Friday December 27.

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Mr Semple, from Lundin Links in Fife, was last seen leaving his home at around 3.30pm on 26 December.

Police Scotland said there are no suspicious circumstances surrounding his death and that a report will be sent to the procurator fiscal.