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Missing John McKee's clothes found on Caithness beach

John McKee
Image caption John McKee stood as a candidate at the recent Scottish elections

The clothes of a man who went missing from Glasgow were found on a beach in Caithness, police have confirmed.

John McKee, 45, from Auldhouse, who stood as a candidate in the Scottish elections, was last seen at home at about 2200 BST on Sunday 22 May.

His car, a silver Volkswagen Golf, was found at Keiss beach three days later and it has now emerged his clothes were found on the beach later that day.

Extensive searches have been carried out by coastguard and lifeboat teams.

Mr McKee, who is divorced with one son, stood as an independent candidate for Glasgow Cathcart in the recent Scottish elections.

Police and his family have said his disappearance was out of character and have expressed concern for his safety and well-being.

He is described as white, Scottish, about 5ft 6in (1.67m) tall, with short black hair and blue eyes.

He is believed to have been wearing light blue jeans, ripped at the knees, white Adidas trainers and a jumper.

Sgt Barbara Hatfield, from Strathclyde Police said: "In the last year, John, who lives alone, has taken a keen interest in politics and stood as an independent candidate at the recent Scottish elections.

"Although he did not win, he was pleased with his performance and intended to carry on with in this line of work.

"He had not said that he planned to go away and it is not like him to leave without telling anyone where he is.

"Despite two forces looking for him, there have been no further sightings of him or any contact at all."

Sgt Hatfield urged anyone with information to contact police or Crimestoppers.

"I would also ask John himself to give police or his family a call just to let us know he is ok", she added.

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