Police investigating the murder of a retired teacher, 75, from Tony Blair’s school have found a body near a Northumberland village after two men were charged with murder
- A body was found during a search for the missing retired school teacher
- Peter Coshan, 75, went missing in Leith, Edinburgh on August 11
- Today police found a body near the village of Kirkwelpington, Northumberland
- Formal identification has yet to be made, but the former teacher’s family is aware
- Two men have been charged with the murder of Mr Coshan
Police investigating the murder of a 75-year-old retired teacher from Sir Tony Blair’s former school have found the body of a man.
dr Peter Coshan, who worked as a biology teacher at a private school in Edinburgh before retiring, was last seen around Seafield Road in Leith in the Scottish capital on August 11.
Today police officers investigating the crime found the remains of a man on the A696 near the village of Kirkwhelpington in Northumberland.
The body has yet to be officially identified, but Mr Coshan’s family have been notified.
A body has been found near the village of Kirkwhelpington in Northumberland after police opened a murder investigation into missing Peter Coshan. The 75-year-old retired teacher had
Two men have been charged with the murder of Mr Coshan.
Paul Black, 63, also known as Joseph Hillary, and Paul McNaughton, 27, have both appeared in court charged with the murder of Mr Coshan.
Black and McNaughton appeared at Edinburgh Sheriff Court on August 18, with the couple also accused of attempting to defeat the goals of justice and theft.
Police began searching for the body of the retired teacher earlier this week in woodland between Kirkwelpington and Belsay in northern England
Between 1972 and 2005, Mr. Coshan taught at the prestigious Fettes College. He began teaching at the prestigious school a year after former Prime Minister Tony Blair attended the school from 1966 to 1971
They made no objection when they appeared in court privately.
Detective Superintendent Andrew Patrick, of Police Scotland’s Principal Investigations Team, said: “Our thoughts remain with Peter’s family at this incredibly difficult time and we continue to support them.
“I would like to take this opportunity to extend our gratitude to everyone who has reached out to us with information that has assisted in our investigation.”
Between 1972 and 2005, Mr. Coshan taught at the prestigious Fettes College.
He began teaching at the prestigious school a year after former Prime Minister Tony Blair attended the school from 1966 to 1971.