A Jewish man from Scotland who went missing last week has been found dead.

Alexander Singerman, 31, was last seen in Auchincruive in Ayrshire on 10 May. Following his disappearance, a video appeal was launched by his sister featuring his parents, urging for help finding him.

On Wednesday, Police Scotland issued a statement saying a body had been found in the coastal town of Ayr, where he’d been working as an archivist.

“Around 1115 hours today, Wednesday 17 May 2017, the body of a man was found in the area of Auchincruive Estate” it says. “Formal identification has still to take place, however, police believe the body to be that of Alexander Singerman and his family have been informed.

“A post mortem examination will be carried out to establish the exact cause of death, however, the death is not being treated as suspicious.”

Singerman was due to run in the Edinburgh marathon on 28 May, with almost £850 so far raised for the Scottish Refugee Council.