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Police continue to appeal for missing John Smith on the six month anniversary


VULNERABLE MISSING MAN – JOHN SMITH – SIX MONTH ANNIVERSARY Police Scotland is continuing to appeal for information regarding the whereabouts of John Smith, exactly six months on from when he was reported missing from his home on the Isle of Arran. 


John Smith (77) from Machrie, was last seen by a neighbour near to Machrie Golf Club around 1810 hours on Tuesday 30 May 2017. He was understood to have been heading in an easterly direction to meet a friend, however never arrived. John is described as white, 5ft4, of slim build, with short grey hair, blue eyes and a fair complexion. He was last seen wearing a dark coloured jacket, dark trousers, a woolly hat and brown hiking boots. Chief Inspector Brian Shaw said: “Extensive enquiries and rigorous land searches have been carried out in order to trace John, however despite our efforts he is still missing. “Our officers have been working alongside Arran Mountain Rescue, RNLI, the RAF and the Coastguard and will be carrying out further ground searches on Sunday 10 and Monday 11 December. “We remain committed to finding John and would urge the local community, who have been very supportive, to continue to assist us by passing on any information which could help our investigation. “Anyone with information is asked to contact officers at Lamlash/Irvine Police Station via 101 and quote incident number 4049 of Tuesday 30 May 2017.” 


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