Body Found In Woods Confirmed As Missing Teenager

7 November 2016, 16:35 | Updated: 7 November 2016, 16:40

The 16 year-old went missing from his home

A body found in woods has been identified as that of Scott Diver, who went missing around seven weeks ago.

The 16 year-old disappeared from his home in Clydebank, West Dunbartonshire, on September 17, sparking large-scale efforts to trace him.

A body found last Thursday afternoon in a wooded area at nearby Old Kilpatrick has now been formally identified as that of Scott

Police Scotland said in a statement: ''The death is not being treated as suspicious, and a report has been sent to the procurator fiscal.''

Efforts to find the missing teenager previously involved officers speaking to passers-by in places he was known to visit near his home.

A message posted by his family on a Facebook page created to find Scott said: ''Sadly today we have received the news we've been dreading, wee Scott has been found and heart-breakingly he's no longer with us.

''We thank everybody for their support and help over the last seven weeks.''