Body found in the Alness area identified as missing Wakefield man


Police Scotland have confirmed that a body recovered from the Alness area on Monday 20 October has been identified as that of Mark Burgess.

The 58 year-old was last seen at his home in Wakefield at 10:30pm on Wednesday 15th October and his body was recovered around 1800 hours yesterday.

Police stated that there were no suspicious circumstances.

Dingwall and Wester Ross Area Inspector Paul Daley said: “Police Scotland would like to thank members of the public for their assistance with efforts to trace Mark.

“Our thoughts are with Mark’s family and we would ask the media to respect their request to grieve in private at this difficult time.”

The next of kin have been informed and a report will be submitted to the Procurator Fiscal.