The devastated friends of an East Kilbride lad found dead on Tuesday are trying to raise money in his memory.

Ryan Coleman had gone to meet a friend earlier this week, but failed to show up.

His body was later discovered by police in a wooded area in East Kilbride.

Now, the 20-year-old's friends want to help his family through a fundraising night at an East Kilbride pub.

They hope the event will open the conversation about mental health, and encourage those who knew Ryan to have a drink in his memory.

Well-wishers and devastated pals will head to Westwood Bar Function Rooms on July 21 for a night of raffles, fundraising and sharing memories.

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Friend Chantelle Stewart says the young lad "would have loved all the support everyone has given".

His friends are encouraging anyone to come along, with a suggested donation of £5 on the door.

The event will begin at 7pm and carry on until 12am.

Tributes poured in from the heartbroken family and friends of the young East Kilbride man as his body was found.

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Police are not treating his death as suspicious.