Police Scotland is continuing to carry out enquiries today to trace Aberdeenshire man Alan Jones, who was last spotted on Wednesday.
The 52-year-old, from Rhynie, was seen at Marischal College in Aberdeen’s city centre and reported missing two days later.
Police are liasing with other forces across the UK, after speculations that Jones was known to hitchhike.
Sergeant John Kearney, who is leading enquiries, said: “We are liaising with our colleagues across Scotland and also other forces in the UK to ensure that Alan’s description is shared far and wide. We are also carrying out extensive CCTV work and pursuing other lines of enquiry to try and establish his exact movements over the past week.
“I want to appeal to Alan directly to please make contact with Police to let us know you are safe and well if you see this appeal – our only aim is to ensure you are OK. You can phone 101 or turn up at any local Police station where you can speak to an officer and tell them who you are. We will ensure you have access to any support you need.”
Forensic teams were spotted two days ago entering Mr Jones’s house in Rhynie’s Main Street .
Police are now appealing to motorists who may have picked up a hitchhiker or Jones’s description. He was thought to be wearing dark jeans and a dark t-shirt, and spoke with an English accent.
Billy Pow, a friend of Mr Jones told the Press and Journal that the Rhynie mechanic “would do anything for you” and the disappearance was “out of character”.
Anyone with information should call 101 and quote ref. no. 4814 of 25 May.