A body was found in Helensburgh in the search for a missing man who was last seen on Tuesday.

Joshua Gayton was reported missing after he was last seen on April 16 at a petrol station in the town.

Police Scotland say the body of a man was found in the water off Helensburgh at around 6.20pm on Sunday, April 21.

Officers say that while formal identification has yet to take place, Mr Gayton's family has been informed.

Police say they do not believe there are any suspicious circumstances and that a post-mortem examination will be carried out.

A spokesperson for Police Scotland said: "Around 6.20pm on Sunday April 21, police received a report the body of a man had been found in water off Helensburgh.

Formal identification has still to take place, however, the family of Joshua Gayton, last seen in Helensburgh on Tuesday, April 16, has been notified.

A post mortem examination will be carried out in due course, however, the death is not being treated as suspicious.

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

Police Scotland has now opened an internal inquiry into the way officers handled an incident involving the Faslane worker – the same morning he was reported missing.

The 21-year-old was handed a fixed penalty notice by police shortly after midnight for urinating in public.

The incident has been referred to Police Scotland’s Professional Standards Department, which oversees disciplinary matters, complaints and the conduct of officers.