Search ends in tragedy as body is found in canal

Mr Molloy was reported missing on Thursday
Mr Molloy was reported missing on Thursday

The body of a man who went missing last Thursday was recovered from a canal in Falkirk yesterday.

Police Scotland can confirm the body recovered from the Forth and Clyde Canal near Bainsford yesterday is that of Neil Molloy from Falkirk.

A member of the public raised the alarm with emergency services after discovering the 69-year-old in water near Lock 6 at around 3pm.

Mr Molloy had been the subject of an extensive inquiry after he was reported missing on Thursday, July 7.

His next of kin have now been informed and have requested for privacy to grieve at this difficult time.

Sergeant Andrew Wright who is based at Grangemouth police station said: “My thoughts and the thoughts of my officers are with Neil’s family and we will continue to offer them support as and when they need it.

“We are currently treating Neil’s death as unexplained however there are no suspicious circumstances at this time.

“I’d also like to thank to members of the public who came forward and assisted us with this inquiry.”