Police release images seeking help to identify a body that was recovered from the Firth of Forth

Police have released images of clothing which they think may be able to help them establish the identity of a young man who was recovered from the Firth of Forth last week.

By Beth Murray
Tuesday, 23rd March 2021, 7:14 pm
Updated Tuesday, 23rd March 2021, 7:48 pm

At around 10.20am on Friday, March, 19, police were called to the shore near Aberdour Road, Burntisland where the body of a man had been found in the water.

They believe it was the same man who was seen acting in a concerning manner on the Forth Road Bridge in the early hours of Tuesday, March, 9, 2021.

They have now released images of the clothing the man was wearing in the hope that someone may recognise them.

The man was wearing grey Lonsdale jogging trousers and a grey hooded Saltrock jumper.

These include grey Lonsdale jogging trousers, a grey hooded Saltrock jumper and blue Adidas high-top trainers.

An additional white and blue jacket was recovered on Tuesday, March, 9, on the Forth Road Bridge which officers believe may belong to the same man.

The individual himself is described as a white man, between 18 and 30-years-old, 5ft 7in to 5ft 9in tall, of a thin build with short blonde to mousy brown hair.

Detective Sergeant Conrad Musgrave, of Dunfermline CID, said: “Extensive enquiries have been conducted and we are appealing to members of the public for information to help trace the identity of the man involved.

This white and blue jacket was recovered by police on March, 9, and they believe it belonged to the man who died.

“If you noticed anyone matching this description, either on the day of the incident or in the early hours of Tuesday, March, 9, please get in contact with officers.

“Police can be contacted by calling 101 and quoting incident number 0898 of Friday, March, 19, 2021.”

The death is not being treated as suspicious and a full report will be forwarded to the Procurator Fiscal.

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The man was also wearing blue Adidas high-top trainers.

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