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Police increasingly concerned for wellbeing of missing man

Friday January 11th 2019 at 6:28 AM

Police are increasingly concerned for the wellbeing of a Cheshire man reported missing in Aberdeen.

Alastair Done travelled to Aberdeen last Friday, spending some time around Union Square, Guild Street, Market Street and Aberdeen Market.

The next day he was spotted in Balmedie at around 1pm.

A member of the public reported concerns for a man – believed to be the 25-year-old – at Balmedie Beach on Saturday.

Clothes and other items believed to belong to Mr Done were found on the beach and the nearby areas as police investigated.

He is described as around 5’11” with glasses and a buzzcut.

When last seen, he was wearing a black hooded fleece and black walking boots and carrying a black rucksack with a blue roll-mat attached.


Detective Inspector Sam Buchan said: “Following extensive enquiries carried out this week we believe this man was Alastair and since then personal items including clothes that match those he was wearing have been recovered on the beach around one mile north of the car park.

“A great deal of work has been ongoing to establish who this person was and I would like to thank Police Officers in Cheshire for their help so far. We are treating Alastair as a missing person and I ask anyone who has seen a man matching his description or who has information as to where he might be to contact Police. We are particularly keen to trace his movements between Friday afternoon when he arrived in Aberdeen and Saturday when he was seen in Balmedie and enquiries are ongoing to establish if he used public transport. I would also like to hear from anyone who was at Balmedie Beach over the weekend and thinks they saw him.

“I don’t believe Alastair has a mobile phone with him however if he sees or hears this appeal I would ask him to get in touch with us immediately.

“Searches involving specialist search teams and the dog unit are currently ongoing at Balmedie Beach as part of our enquiries to help trace Alastair. Once again, any sightings should be provided to Police as soon as possible.”

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