THE body of man recovered from the water near Saltcoats, Ayrshire, is believed to be that of missing pensioner Stewart Leask.

Police were called to the Firth of Clyde near to Montgomerie Crescent yesterday where a man was recovered from the water.

Although formal identification has still to take place, the family of Stewart Leask has been informed.

Stewart Leask (70) was reported missing from his home in Whiting Bay, Arran on Sunday 3 February 2019.

A post mortem examination will take place in due course to establish the exact cause of death, however there do not appear to be any suspicious circumstances surrounding the death.

A full report will be sent to the Procurator Fiscal.