Oct 232012

L&B Police LogoLothian and Borders Police are appealing for information to identify a man who was found dead on a beach in East Lothian earlier today.

The body of a man, believed to be middle-aged, was found at around 10am in a remote spot between Gullane Point and Aberlady Bay, Gullane.

Officers believe he died on the beach and his body may have lain there for a few hours, however is death is being treated as non-suspicious.

The man did not have any identification on him and police are now appealing to anyone whose friend or family member has failed to return home to get in touch.

Similarly, anyone who recognises the description of the man should come forward immediately.

He is described as being approximately 5ft 5ins tall and of slim build, with fair hair and black wide rimmed glasses. When he was found he was wearing black shoes and black trousers and had two grey fleece jackets on under a blue waterproof jacket. A rucksack, believed to belong to the man, was found a short distance away from his body on the beach and had items stored in waterproof bags, leading officers to believe he may be a seasoned walker.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact Lothian and Borders Police on 0131 311 3131.