Tributes have been paid to a missing Dumbarton man whose body was found at the weekend.

Justin Conroy was last seen on September 23 and there was a frantic search by family, friends and the police.

But on Saturday Police Scotland announced the body of the 24-year-old was recovered from the River Clyde near to the Kingston Bridge at around 10.25am.

Police said formal identification was yet to take place but the body was believed to be that of Justin Conroy. His family have been made aware.

His parents, Fiona and Pat, previously said in a joint statement there was a massive gap in their lives without Justin.

The statement, through Police Scotland last week, said: “Our sons, Justin and Shaun are the most precious things in our lives. We love both of them with all of our hearts.

“We are distraught at Justin’s disappearance and just want him to be safe and home with us soon.

“He has never gone missing before and is in constant contact with us. He is a positive boy and always looked on the bright side.

“He is a keen football fan and enjoys playing computer games. He is always keen to cook for us and likes to show off his culinary skills.

“There is a massive gap in our lives at the moment and we just want Justin home.

“We miss his jokes about the dishwasher, his comments about his dad being nosey and telling his mum how lovely her hair is.

“We share a lot as a family and always tried to sit down together for dinner.

“There was always plenty of banter flowing and we would talk about what we’d all done that day.

“We are a family but until Justin is home safe and well we are incomplete.”

A number of tributes were paid across social media, including Diégo Garcià who wrote: “Gutted to hear the news this morning. No seen you much since you went to Australia, but would still get random messages at all hours telling me about random tunes. One of the main troops back in the day. God bless bro.”

And Yvonne Currie added: “Really, really sorry to hear this sad news, sending much love to Pat, Fiona and Shaun.”

A post mortem examination will take place to establish the exact cause of death, which officers are currently treating as unexplained. A report will be submitted to the procurator fiscal.

Justin was originally from the Dumbarton area but also resided in the Aberfoyle area of Stirlingshire in connection with his work.