Con­cern as Buchan OAP miss­ing for over a week

Po­lice: Fail­ure to no­tify his fam­ily said to be out of char­ac­ter for 66-year-old

The Press and Journal (North-East) - - NEWS - BY BEN HENDRY

Fears are grow­ing over the wel­fare of a miss­ing Aberdeen­shire pen­sioner who was last seen more than a week ago.

Mys­tery sur­rounds the where­abouts of 66-year-old Stephen Bar­ron, who has not been in touch with his fam­ily to tell them where he is.

Po­lice last night is­sued an ap­peal for any in­for­ma­tion that could help of­fi­cers track down the Mint­law man and help put his loved ones’ fears to rest as soon as pos­si­ble.

Mr Bar­ron was last seen more than a week ago – on Fri­day, Septem­ber 8 – and of­fi­cers said yes­ter­day they were “con­cerned for his wel­fare”, be­cause the be­hav­iour was out of char­ac­ter for him.

Sergeant Andy Saw­ers is lead­ing the in­ves­ti­ga­tion into Mr Bar­ron’s dis­ap­pear­ance and urged mem­bers of the pub­lic to come to the force’s as­sis­tance. Sgt Saw­ers re­vealed there was a pos­si­bil­ity that the pen­sioner could have taken a trip to the north of Eng­land, but added it was a source of con­cern that he had not told his fam­ily about it.

He said: “It is out of char­ac­ter for Stephen not to be in touch with his fam­ily and we are con­cerned for his wel­fare.

“It is thought that he may be in the Black­pool area and we would ask that any­one who has seen his car con­tacts us as soon as pos­si­ble. Any per­son with any in­for­ma­tion re­gard­ing Stephen’s where­abouts should con­tact Po­lice Scot­land on 101 quot­ing the in­ci­dent WP170903281.”

Mr Bar­ron is de­scribed as be­ing 5ft 7in tall, of slim build and with thin­ning grey hair.

He is be­lieved to be driv­ing a blue Re­nault Cap­tur car, with the reg­is­tra­tion SY17 OGH.

“It is thought that he may be in the Black­pool area”

Stephen Bar­ron

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