THE remains of a Somerset man who went missing more than five years ago have been discovered.

Scott Cook's death is being treated as "unexplained", although police do not believe it to be suspicious.

Scott, who was 25 at the time of his disappearance, was last seen in his home town of Weston-super-Mare in April 2015.

DNA tests and a post mortem confirmed the identity of his remains after they were found in Kewstoke on Saturday, May 9 this year.

DC Donna Stevenson said a lengthy and in-depth investigation had been carried out following his disappearance in an attempt to trace his whereabouts.

She added: "Our thoughts go out to Scott’s family and friends at this incredibly difficult time.

"They put a great deal of effort into campaigning for information about his disappearance.

"Over the past five years a detailed investigation has been carried out as we all continued to hope for a happy resolution.

"We’d like to thank everyone who supported our appeals.

"At this time we are considering Mr Cook’s death to be unexplained, however we do not believe the circumstances to be suspicious.

"We’ll continue to carry out enquiries on behalf of the coroner."