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Burned body bound at historic golf club

A badly-burned body was discovered today on a course at one of the world's most famous golf clubs.

The body was found on the Buddon course at Carnoustie Golf Club in Angus at around 6.40am, Tayside Police said.

All golf courses on the Carnoustie links, which regularly hosts the British Open championships, were closed while detectives and scenes of crime officers examined the scene.

A police spokesman said: "Tayside Police has cordoned off an area of the Buddon golf course at Carnoustie in Angus this morning following the discovery of a body on the course.

"Officers attended at the course shortly after 6.40am and found the body, which had been badly burned.

"At the same time as carrying out a meticulous examination of the scene, efforts are now under way to try and establish the identity of the deceased.

"Detective officers, uniformed officers and scenes of crime officers are in attendance at this time and the public is being advised to avoid the area.

"All golf courses on the Carnoustie golf links are closed at this time as a result of the incident and the ongoing investigation."

The force said officers were alerted to the scene after the body was spotted early this morning.

Tayside Police appealed for anyone in the area this morning to contact them.