Body found near chemical spillage

31 March 2018, 08:07 | Updated: 31 March 2018, 08:14

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An area surrounding a cottage has been sealed off after a man was found dead near a chemical spillage.

Emergency services were called to the farm property in Terregles near Dumfries at around 12pm on Friday.

The body of a man was discovered and officers also found a chemical spillage on the floor of the cottage.

His death is currently being treated as unexplained.

A Police Scotland spokesman said: "An exclusion zone of 100 metres was put in place as a precaution.

"A number of roads have been closed off in the surrounding area."