Tayside and Central Scotland

Police helicopter in search for mystery injured man

Police in Stirling have called in a helicopter and dog teams in a search for an apparently injured unidentified man.

The man entered outbuildings at a farm in the St Ninian's area at about 22:00 on Thursday and spoke to a teenage girl.

He was wet, had torn clothing and a cut on his arm, and appeared confused. He said he was looking for "Emily" and had been walking for some time.

Officers have appealed for information.

The man was last seen at 22:30, and police were alerted half an hour later.

The man is described as being white, in his 50s or 60s, and was 5ft tall, of slim build with grey shaved hair and stubble.

He was wearing a clean white t-shirt, blue jogging bottoms with a rip to the right knee, and brown slip-on shoes not suited to walking outdoors.

Insp Dave Ferry said searches were continuing in the area.

He said: "We have been searching for this man using dogs, the force helicopter and mountain rescue teams but so far we have been unable to find him nor identify him.

"He was bleeding, wet and had ripped clothing so we are anxious to locate him.

"We have not had any persons reported missing matching his description and is it possible he has already turned up safe and well, so I would urge anyone who recognises his description or details of his conversation to contact Police Scotland so we can carry out checks."

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