A KILWINNING policeman has died after falling from the Clackmannanshire Bridge in Fife.

Police were called to the bridge at around 9.25pm last night (Sunday, January 19) after reports of concern for a person.

Specialist officers searched the river and found the body of the 28-year-old servicing officer in the water.

Officers closed the bridge to traffic whilst they deal with the incident and remained on the scene into the early hours of this morning. 

Assistant Chief Constable Steve Johnson, Local Policing West, said: “We are deeply saddened to confirm the death of a colleague who died near Kincardine on Sunday, 19 January.

“Our thoughts are with the officer’s family and friends at this very sad time.

“The death of a colleague affects everyone within the organisation and will be most keenly felt by those officers and staff who worked beside him. It is important that they receive all our support.

“I will be visiting the officer’s family, friends and colleagues to offer our deepest sympathy and ensure they have access to the support they need at this difficult time.”

Police are treating his death as 'unexplained' but say there are no suspicious circumstances.

A Police Scotland spokesperson said: "Officers were made aware of concern for a person near the Clackmannanshire Bridge in Kincardine around 9.25pm on Sunday, 19 January.

"The body of a 28-year-old man was recovered from the River Forth a short time later following a search.

"The death is currently being treated as unexplained, although there are no apparent suspicious circumstances. A report will be submitted to the Procurator Fiscal."