Highlands & Islands

Searches on Lewis for missing German tourist

Torsten Kulke Image copyright Police Scotland

Air and land searches have been taking place in the Western Isles for a tourist reported missing by relatives in Germany.

Torsten Kulke was last seen near Aird Uig on the Isle of Lewis at about 18:00 on Friday.

A coastguard helicopter from Stornoway and the Hebridean mountain rescue team have been involved in the search.

Police said they were "increasingly concerned" about the 48-year-old's safety and well-being.

Mr Kulke was reported missing on Monday.

When last seen he was wearing a white top, khaki trousers, heavy walking boots and carrying a rucksack.

He is described as being 6ft 3in tall, of medium build with light brown hair.

Insp Jane Nicolson said: "We are increasingly concerned about Torsten's safety and wellbeing and I must urge anyone with information about his whereabouts to get in touch as soon as possible.

"Torsten may have travelled further afield on Lewis, and while searches so far have focused on the Aird Uig area I would urge people elsewhere on the island to get in touch if they believe they have information which could assist."

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