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
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”