Golf Course Victim Identified

A badly burned body found on the 11th tee of a world famous golf course has been identified by police.

The discovery was made by greenkeepers at Carnoustie, Angus, on Wednesday.

Robert Higgins, 51, of Main Street, Barry, has been named as the victim.

The area was sealed off as while officers worked at the scene. The course has re-opened today.

The death is being treated as suspicious and a further forensic examination will take place.

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