Bo'ness man Arnold's family speak out after PIRC report released

The family of a Bo'ness man who was found dead at his home after being reported missing have thanked the public for its support.

By The Newsroom
Tuesday, 24th April 2018, 5:00 pm
Arnold Mouat
Arnold Mouat

Arnold Mouat (64) was found in the roof space of his garage a month after concerns were raised over his whereabouts.

Today (April 24) the Police Investigations & Review Commissioner (PIRC) said the inadequate search by the specialised police team added to the distress and uncertainty of Mr Mouat’s family.

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Arnold’s family said in a statement that the period since his death has been very hard - and hoped lessons would be learned.

“The past eight months have been incredibly difficult for our family as we have tried to come to terms with the loss of a loving father and husband.

“We are aware of the PIRC report and note that a number of recommendations have been made.

“Going forward we hope Police Scotland will look carefully at these and that valuable lessons have been learned.

They added: “We are grateful for the support we have received but would now ask for our privacy.”