Tayside and Central Scotland

Missing Arbroath marine Ralph Hebden sparks air and sea search

Ralph Hebden
Image caption Ralph Hebden was last seen at his home in Arbroath on Monday morning

A search has been launched for a Royal Marine who has been reported missing.

Ralph Hebden was last seen at his home in Arbroath, Angus, at 08:00 on Monday.

Tayside Police said the 32-year-old, originally from Toxteth in Liverpool, had left with the intention of going on a run around local cliffs.

RAF helicopters and coastguard staff conducted a search of the Angus coast on Monday night. Police said a search was continuing in and around Arbroath on Tuesday.

Officers said Mr Hebden's disappearance was "out of character".

The marine, who is based at RM Condor, is described as 6ft 4in tall, of muscular build, with short cropped fair hair.

When he was last seen he was wearing black trainers, dark blue or black jogging bottoms, a blue fleece and had a blue rain jacket.

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