The search for a missing 33-year-old man from Inverness has concluded after police reported he was traced “safe and well” yesterday morning.
Michael McColl was reported missing to police on Christmas Eve after last being seen in the Raigmore Estate area around 11pm. Concerns grew as Mr McColl remained missing for nearly four days before police were able to locate him.
A police spokesman said: “Police Scotland can confirm that Michael McColl, who was reported missing from the Raigmore area of Inverness, has been traced safe and well.”
Extensive efforts were made to locate the Inverness man with police launching several appeals and conducting line searches in the Raigmore area on Thursday.
Officers on foot utilised the daylight hours to conduct thorough searches for Mr McColl, with efforts focused on the Macintosh Road area where he was last seen on December 24. Officers from the Dog Section also joined the search party as the operation was implemented between 9.30am and 4pm.
Two separate CCTV images were also released of the last recorded movements of Mr McColl prior to the logging of a missing person report, in a bid to encourage members of the public to jog their memories over whether they possibly had seen him in the recent days.
Police also took time to thank members of the public for their efforts to trace Mr McColl with a spokesman adding: “The public are thanked for their assistance.”