Tributes have poured in after police confirmed a body has been discovered in the search for missing man Joel McDiarmid.

We told how the 28-year-old had vanished from the Bathgate area last month.

His family had issued a desperate plea for information after he was last seen at his home around 4pm on Wednesday, November 17.

After police confirmed today that a body had been found, many took to social media to share their heartbreak.

Joel McDiarmid (28) has not been seen or heard from leaving his home in Boghall on Wednesday

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One person said: “Saddened to be reading this and absolutely heart breaking news for his family. Rest easy.”

Another wrote: “Not the result we were all hoping for, but at least the family now have an ending. Rest in peace, Joel xx”

While another said: “Absolutely heartbroken to read this. I was so hoping for a different ending. RIP Joel.”

Police say formal identification is yet to take place, but Joel's family has been informed.

There are no suspicious circumstances, and a report will be sent to the Procurator Fiscal.