Body found in search for St Andrews University student

St Andrews University student Kieran McCann.
St Andrews University student Kieran McCann.

Police searching for a St Andrews University student who went missing after a night out with friends say they have found a body on a beach in the town.

Kieran McCann (18), a first year student from Los Angeles, was last seen by friends in the early hours of Wednesday morning.

Sadly, a body was recovered from The Scores area yesterday (Thursday).

Detective Inspector John Anderson, who is overseeing the investigation, said: “Whilst formal identification of the man has yet to take place we believe that he is a student from the University of St Andrews who had been reported missing.

“His death is being treated as unexplained but there appears to be no apparent suspicious circumstances.”