Body found in search for young man missing since walking out of hospital

A body has been found in the hunt for a man who has been missing for more than three months after walking out of a hospital .

Redmond Taylor left Forth Valley Royal Hospital in Larbert, Scotland on February 12 and a major police search was launched.

Specialist search teams, a dog unit and Police Scotland helicopters have assisted in the operation but no trace of the 26-year-old had been discovered.

However, Daily Record says officers found the body on Friday in the Torwood Castle area of Larbert.

It hasn't formally been identified yet but Mr Taylor's family are aware of the discovery.

The death is being treated as unexplained.

A Police Scotland spokesman said: "Police can confirm that a body has been found in the Torwood Castle area of Larbert.

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"Officers involved in the search activity for Redmond Taylor made the discovery shortly before midday on Friday, May 24. 

"Redmond Taylor, 26, was last seen leaving Forth Valley Royal Hospital around 12.30pm on Tuesday 12th February. 

"He was pictured on CCTV walking north on Stirling Road at the A9 an hour later in the direction of the Torwood area.

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"The death is being treated as unexplained.

"Although formal identification is yet to take place, Redmond's family have been informed and kept updated. 

"Officers would like to thank the public for their assistance. 

"A report will be sent to the procurator fiscal."

When Mr Taylor left NHS' Forth Valley Royal Hospital, a member of the public saw him head across a field, towards a densely wooded area.

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