POLICE searching for a missing man in Musselburgh have found a body.

As part of enquiries to trace missing John Muir, 33, the body of a man was found in the New Street area at about 10am today (Tuesday).

Enquiries are at an early stage and formal identification is yet to take place; however, the next of kin of Mr Muir have been updated.

Police said that as with all sudden deaths, a report will be submitted to the Procurator Fiscal.