A BODY has been found in Saltcoats in the search for a pensioner who went missing on the Isle of Arran

Police confirmed that a body, believed to be that of 70-year-old Stewart Leask, was discovered around 1.15pm this afternoon on the beach in Saltcoats. 

A spokesperson said: "Around 1.15pm on Friday, February 8, police were called to the Firth of Clyde near to Montgomerie Crescent in Saltcoats where a man was recovered from the water.

"Although formal identification has still to take place, the family of Stewart Leask has been informed.

"Stewart Leask, 70, was reported missing from his home in Whiting Bay, Arran on Sunday, February 3.

"A post mortem examination will take place in due course to establish the exact cause of death, however there do not appear to be any suspicious circumstances surrounding the death.

"A full report will be sent to the Procurator Fiscal."