Glasgow & West Scotland

Appeal over Hungarian man missing from Airdrie home

Milan Vass Image copyright Police Scotland
Image caption Milan Vass was last seen on Wednesday 19 August

The distraught mother of a Hungarian man who went missing in North Lanarkshire last month has appealed to the public for help in finding her son.

Milan Vass, 29, has lived in Scotland since 2014 and was last seen at his flat in West Kirk Street, Airdrie, at 22:30 on Wednesday 19 August.

Police said he had recently been treated for depression.

Mr Vass's mother, Marta, attended an appeal on Thursday where police voiced concerns for his safety.

Mr Vass is described as 6ft 2in tall, of medium build, with short black hair, brown eyes and a scar on his forehead.

He was last seen wearing a grey t-shirt with "California" written on it, a blue Adidas tracksuit top, blue Adidas tracksuit trousers with orange stripes and possibly a red jumper.

'Family distraught'

Ch Insp Gavin Russell, area commander of Coatbridge and Airdrie, said: "It's now around four weeks since Milan was last seen at his home address, and understandably, his family and friends are distraught as he has never been missing before and hasn't been in touch with any of them, which is very unlike him.

"The fifth of September was his birthday, but he did not make contact with family or friends that day which again is highly unusual."

Ch Insp Russell said Mr Vass, who is a qualified roughcaster, previously lived in Viewpark, Uddingston.

At the beginning of the year, he returned to Hungary for a short period before moving back to Scotland on 18 August with his father and some colleagues to work.

Ch Insp Russell said: "Milan is a very keen footballer, and had previously been captain of Glasgow United FC, who train in Toryglen.

"He is known to frequent the areas of Strathclyde Country Park, Bothwell and Uddingston as he previously lived near these areas.

'Personal issues'

"He had only recently moved to the Airdrie area, before he went missing. We know that he had been going through some personal issues recently, and this may be a factor for his disappearance."

Ch Insp Russell said "several lines of information" were being pursued.

"I must stress, at this time, there is no evidence of any criminality, and Milan is being treated as a missing person," he said.

"We are also liaising closely with police colleagues in Hungary, although it is understood that Milan did not have his passport in his possession."

Ch Insp Russell urged anyone with information about Mr Vass's whereabouts to contact police.

He added: "We are very concerned for his wellbeing. Similarly, I'd ask Milan himself to contact police or his family to let them know he is ok."

Related Internet links

The BBC is not responsible for the content of external Internet sites