Body found

A BODY was recovered from St Mary’s Loch in the Yarrow Valley on Tuesday.

It was spotted during the late morning by a walker on the loch banks close to the Glen Cafe.

Police later named the dead man as John Vollans, 41, from the Lockerbie area. They said he had not been in the water for any great length of time but had been reported missing a few hours earlier to the neighbouring Dumfries and Galloway Constabulary.

Local officers are keen to receive any information relating to the incident.

A spokesman said: “Enquiries are continuing but there do not appear to be any suspicious circumstances. A report has been submitted to the procurator fiscal.”