Teenage gamekeeper found dead in Borders

Police are appealing for information
Police are appealing for information

The body of a teenage gamekeeper has been found in a field in Berwickshire.

Police were called to the Horseupcleugh estate, Longformacus, Duns, on Wednesday after 19-year-old Mathew Tyson, an assistant gamekeeper, was found.

Alex Jameson, manager of the Horseupcleugh estate, said: “This was a tragic accident. Our thoughts are with Mathew’s family.”

A spokesman for the Scottish Gamekeepers Association said: “Mathew was very highly regarded. This is a terrible loss to his family, friends and colleagues and we send strength to his family at this very difficult time.”

A statement from Police Scotland said: “Police in Duns attended at a field near Horseupcleugh farm, Longformacus, after the body of a man was discovered at around 9.30am on Wednesday December 23.

“Inquiries are ongoing but there appear to be no suspicious circumstances.”