Police probe launched after body found at Stonefield in Hawick

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POLICE have sealed off a residential area of Hawick following the discovery of a man’s body, writes Kenny Paterson.

The find was made at property in the Stonefield area close to Liddesdale Road at twenty minutes to eleven this morning.

Detectives have launched an investigation but have yet to say if there are any suspicious circumstances.

A police spokesman would only say: “Enquiries are at an early stage as officers investigate the circumstances surrounding the man’s death.”

Forensic experts and a dog unit have been at the scene.