Police appeal following South Uist death

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POLICE are currently investigating the death of a male pedestrian in South Uist and appeal to the public for help.

Officers received a call at around 9.50am today (Tuesday, January 10) that a 49 year old man had been found dead at the side of the A865 road at Ardmore, South Uist.

The death is currently being treated as unexplained and inquiries ongoing; and at present the road is closed and expected to remain so for some time. Diversions are in place.

Police are appealing to anyone who may have been in the area between late afternoon yesterday (Monday, January 9) and this morning and may have seen a man walking in the area.

He is described as wearing black trousers, a grey speckled, woollen jumper; and is approximately 5ft 7in, of stocky build with dark, greying hair.

Anyone with any information is urged to contact Police on 01851 702222.