NE Scotland, Orkney & Shetland

Appeal over missing 62-year-old Huntly man Martin Thomson

Martin Thomson Image copyright Not specified
Image caption Martin Thomson disappeared on Wednesday night

Police have issued an "anxious" appeal for a 62-year-old man who has gone missing in Aberdeenshire.

A search began after Martin Thomson disappeared from the Huntly area at about 19:00 on Wednesday.

He is described as 5ft 2in tall, with balding grey/strawberry blond hair. He was believed to be wearing industrial-type clothes.

Mr Thomson is also believed to have access to a black Mitsubishi Shogun, registration SW64 GGO.

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Image caption A photograph of a car similar to the one Martin Thomson has access to

Police officers and dog handlers, mountain rescue teams and the RAF Search and Rescue helicopter have been searching the Huntly area.

Area Commander Ch Insp Richard Craig said: "We are extremely concerned for Martin's safety and we are urging the public, including walkers, dog walkers and horse riders to be on the lookout for Martin.

"We are also asking the community to check outbuildings. We are keen to trace Martin's black Mitsubishi Shogun, registration number SW64 GGO, and would urge the public to be vigilant and report any sightings of this vehicle to police.

"Searches have been ongoing since Martin was reported missing and we have had assistance from specialist searchers as well the RAF Search and Rescue helicopter. These searches are continuing and anyone with information is urged to contact us."

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