Body found in River Tweed

POLICE are in the process of recovering a body found in the River Tweed this morning (Thursday).

Officers and fire crews are still in attendance after the body was discovered on along Mertoun cauld, 400 metres from the Mertoun Bridge at 11.30am.

The bridge, which is situated half a mile north east of St Boswells along the B6404, remained opened to traffic this afternoon while both emergency services attempted to pull the corpse from the river.

A Lothian and Borders Police spokesman said: “A body has been found in the water at Mertoun Bridge.

“We are in the process of retrieving the body from the water and do not yet know whether it is male or female.

“We have no other details on the circumstances of the incident.”