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Missing backpacker: body found

London SE1 website team

A man whose body was found on a Scottish mountain range was identified last week as missing backpacker Timothy Derrick, who lived in Southwark Bridge Road.

Dr Derrick, 41, of Southwark Bridge Road, disappeared while on holiday on the Isle of Skye more than a month ago.

He had not been seen since he left a backpackers' hostel in Sligachan on 14 August despite various searches and a poster campaign launched by police in a bid to find him.

Last Friday, rescuers searching for a missing climber came across Dr Derrick's body on Sgurr a' Mhadaidh in the Cuillin Mountains on Skye.

A spokesman for Northern Constabulary said the body had been identified as Dr Derrick's following a post-mortem examination.

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