The body of a missing man from Kirkintilloch has been found by police.

James O'Connor, known as Jock, was last seen around 2pm on October 26 at his home in the Waterside area.

Police confirmed that his body was recovered from the River Kelvin on Tuesday after being spotted by a member of the public.

Emergency services remained on the scene at the Queen Margaret Bridge throughout the day after receiving a call from the public around 1.10pm.

The 39-year-old, who was a carpet fitter by trade, lived alone with his West Highland Terrier Alfie, who he left behind.

The much-loved pet is now with an animal charity.

He was reported missing to police by a concerned friend on November 3.

A spokeswoman for Police Scotland said: "Around 1.10pm on Tuesday January 2, 2018, officers were called to a report of a body found in the River Kelvin at Queen Margaret Drive. 

"The body of a man has been recovered and although formal identification has still to take place, it is believed to be James O’Connor and his family has been informed.

"A post mortem will take place in due course to establish the exact cause of death, however there do not appear to be any suspicious circumstances and a full report will be sent to the Procurator Fiscal.

"We are supporting James' family at this difficult time and our thoughts are with them and his friends."