Highlands & Islands

Hamburg missing man: German police make public appeal

Liam Colgan Image copyright Liam Colgan family
Image caption Liam Colgan was last seen in Hamburg in the early hours of Saturday

Police in Hamburg have launched a public appeal for help in tracing missing Scot Liam Colgan.

The 29-year-old, from Inverness, has not been seen since the early hours of Saturday, when he was part of his brother's stag do in the German city.

Police have posted their appeal for information about Mr Colgan's whereabouts online.

Hamburg Police spokesman Ulf Wundrack said: "We still hope to find him alive."

The spokesman added: "When he was reported missing by his relatives we took measures to find him.

"None of these efforts has been successful so far."

Officers have made contact with hospitals and taxi companies, used search dogs, conducted witness interviews, published photographs in newspapers, TV and online and tried to find his mobile phone.

Police Scotland has also been in contact with the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and said it would assist with inquiries in Hamburg if needed.

'Buddy, get in touch'

Mr Colgan's family have set up a Facebook page dedicated to finding him.

The page has more than 8,400 followers.

On Tuesday, Dundee United's club captain Willo Flood urged people to share online appeals.

Mr Colgan, who is due to be his brother Eamonn's best man in a few weeks, has been described as a keen Dundee United fan.

In a video on the the football club's Twitter and Facebook sites, Flood said: "Liam, if you see this buddy, get in touch."

On Twitter, Flood's message has had more than 79,000 views.

More on this story