Body found near Monifieth High School

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AN ELDERLY man who was found dead outside Monifieth High School has been named by police.

Robert Johnston (79), also known locally as Grahame was found near the school on Panmurefield Road early on Wednesday morning.

Police confirmed they attended the scene following a report of a sudden death of a 79-year-old man at around 5.20 a.m.

It is thought Mr Johnston, who is from the Panmurefield area may have fallen and then succumbed to the cold.

A spokeswoman from Tayside Police said: “Mr Johnston’s family have requested that their privacy is respected at this difficult time.

“There are no suspicious circumstances and as with all sudden deaths a report has been submitted to the procurator fiscal.”