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Community join search to find missing teenager from Cumnock

The community of Cumnock and surrounding areas have been our searching local parks and woodland areas along with police to help try and find missing 13 year old Jason Phillips from Cumnock

Several hundred people joined the search however Jason still remains missing and police Scotland are urging anyone with any information to contact police via 101.

Jason Phillips went missing on Friday afternoon and was spotted in the New Cumnock area on Saturday but hasn't been seen since.

Police Scotland issued the following Appeal:


Police Scotland is appealing for the assistance of the public in trying to locate a 13 year old boy missing from Cumnock since Friday 14 September 2018.

Jason Phillips was last seen in the town centre of Cumnock around 3pm yesterday. When he did not return home, his family contacted police and reported him missing.

Jason has been missing before but given his age, it’s imperative we locate him and make sure he is safe and well.

Jason is white, around 5 ft. 4 inches in height, with a slim build, short fair hair, blue eyes and has braces on his teeth. When last seen, he was wearing a white polo top and black trousers, however he have changed clothing by now. Officers believe he is carrying a grey and black Adidas bag.

Extensive enquiries are underway with officers speaking to his family and friends for any indication as to where he may be. However, all attempts to trace him have so far proved unsuccessful.

In the past, Jason has been known to visit Muirkirk village and the Netherthird area of Cumnock.

Sergeant Claire Boyd said:

“We are extremely concerned for Jason. His family and friends are understandably upset and everyone just wants to know he is safe and well. We have been checking CCCTV footage from in and around the town for any further information which could assist us. If anyone has seen Jason or has any information as to his whereabouts, please do contact us.”

Anyone with information is asked to call officers at Cumnock Police Station via 101, quoting incident number 3019 of Friday 14 September 2018.


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