The family of missing Aberdeenshire teenager Liam Smith has been informed following the discovery of body.
Officers received a report from a member of the public at around 3pm this afternoon after they found a body, in the area of Craig of Affrusk, close to Banchory.
Formal identification has yet to take place but the family of missing 16-year-old Liam Smith have been notified.
The teenager, from Aberdeen, was last seen on 17 November on the 202 Stagecoach bus from Aberdeen. He is thought to have got off at Crathes.
We can confirm that the body of a male was found in a remote wooded area south of Banchory around 3pm this afternoon. Formal identification is yet to take place but the family of Liam Smith, 16, has been informed. Read more here: https://t.co/5tseuGFX0e
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A police spokesman said: “Inquiries are ongoing and there are not believed to be any suspicious circumstances surrounding the death.”
Formal identification has not taken place yet.