POLICE have appealed for witnesses following the death of Musselburgh dad Darran Everett in the town last Friday.

The body of Mr Everett, 25, was recovered at the beach near Fisherrow Harbour in the town, nearly 24 hours after he disappeared from his home.

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Today police made a public appeal for witnesses who may have seen him in his final hours.

Detective Inspector Graham Garvie of the Lothians and Scottish Borders CID is leading the investigation and said: "Darran was last seen at a property in Burns Wynd in Musselburgh at 6pm on Thursday, October 12. We are seeking to establish where he went after he left this address and prior to his body being found, and ultimately how he died.

"Darran was wearing a black hooded Mckenzie jacket with a red logo, navy jogging bottoms and blue sand shoes with a white sole when he was last seen - he was 5' 4" tall, of slim build and had short brown hair.

"We are working hard to provide answers to Darran's family and friends about his death and I would like to offer my sympathies to them at this difficult time.

"Anyone who knows of Darran's whereabouts on Thursday night or Friday is urged to contact my team at Dalkeith Police Station immediately."

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Following the discovery of Mr Everett's body police in East Lothian confirmed they had asked the Police Investigations and Review Commissioner to review the case.

Mr Everett's brother Wayne told the Courier he had concerns about what had happened to Darran, whose girlfriend was due to give birth to their second child, a daughter, this week, and the way the news was broken to the family.

Anyone with information should contact Police Scotland on 101 quoting incident 3061 of Friday 13th October, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.