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Missing Highland footballer Richard Finnis traced safe and well by police dogs

Richard Finnis (left) and police outside his address in Kinmylies Way.
Richard Finnis (left) and police outside his address in Kinmylies Way.

A Highland footballer who prompted a week-long manhunt by police has been traced safe and well.

Richard Finnis was last seen on Kinmylies Way in Inverness at 1.20pm on February 16.

The Strathspey Thistle player was reported missing after failing to turn up to his team’s match in the Highland League.

The 30-year-old’s car was found in a secluded rural area near to the village of Cannich, off the A831 near Drumnadrochit around 9.30pm last Monday.

Police revealed tonight that Finnis had been traced safe and well.

A statement said: “Extensive police searches were undertaken and Richard was traced by our specialist dog unit.”

The search for Mr Finnis involved trained police officers and search dogs, with additional assistance from the Coastguard search and rescue helicopter.

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