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Stranraer man Carlus McNicoll's father in sighting plea

Carlus McNicoll
Image caption Carlus McNicoll was last seen boarding the ferry to Belfast

The father of a Stranraer man last seen boarding a ferry from Cairnryan to Belfast has appealed for information about sightings of his son.

Carlus McNicoll, 24, a student at Glasgow Nautical College, was last seen in the early hours of 8 January.

He boarded a Stena Line ferry at Cairnryan but was reported missing when the vessel docked in Belfast.

His father, David, said the family still hoped Mr McNicoll could be found safe and well.

Despite police appeals in both Scotland and Northern Ireland since his disappearance, there have been no further sightings.

"Both my wife and I, and obviously all the rest of the family, are hoping that someone, somewhere will see Carlus and report it to the police, or he will contact us," said the student's father.

"I have to remain positive.

"Until it can be proven otherwise, I absolutely hope and believe that he will turn up safe."

Carlus is 5ft 7in tall, of slim build and was wearing a dark tracksuit top with a white hood, dark trousers and a green baseball cap when he was last seen.

Police in Dumfries and Galloway have appealed for anyone with information about his whereabouts to contact them.

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