Con­cern for miss­ing oil boss sparks po­lice hunt

The Sunday Post (Newcastle) - - NEWS -

A close neigh­bour of a busi­ness­man who has been miss­ing for al­most seven weeks has spo­ken of his grow­ing con­cern for his safety.

Yahya Ghas­se­mazadeh, 74, also known as John Cowry, is thought to have taken a flight from Aberdeen to Paris in Oc­to­ber but has not been heard from since.

He has not re­turned to his home in Mon­trose and po­lice have launched an ap­peal to try to lo­cate him.

The busi­ness­man is thought to have been ex­pe­ri­enc­ing some health is­sues which had led to con­cerns about his well­be­ing.

Mr Ghas­se­mazadeh works in the oil and gas in­dus­try, mainly in Aberdeen, but of­ten trav­els abroad on busi­ness.

Neigh­bour Ian Rooke, who looks af­ter Mr Ghas­se­mazadeh’s home while he is overseas, said: “Three weeks is the long­est he has ever been away and it is al­ways on busi­ness, never on hol­i­day.

“He of­ten goes back to Iran but I know that he has two sons in Ger­many.

“When he went away this time I got the keys as usual. I haven’t spo­ken to him since.

“I just hope he is ok. “But the longer it goes on with­out him be­ing in touch the more wor­ry­ing it is.”

Po­lice said their in­ves­ti­ga­tions con­tinue.

Yahya Ghas­se­mazadeh

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