Published: 25/09/2017 09:32 - Updated: 25/09/2017 09:37

Dead man found in Forres still to be formally identified

police gaelic scotland alba  A 38-year-old man has been found dead on grassland in Forres.

The man, named locally as Andrew McPherson, was discovered near to Grant Drive at about 4pm on Saturday.

A police spokesman said that he was taken to hospital but  subsequently pronounced deceased.

The spokesman added: "Enquiries have revealed that he may have been in the area for some time and we would like to speak with anyone who saw him.

"He is described as 5ft 10ins, with a medium build and short dark hair.

"He was wearing a jumper and denim jeans and his demeanour gave the impression that he was heavily intoxicated.

"The death is being treated as unexplained meantime."

A formal identification has not yet taken place.

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