Paul Connelly

By Democrat reporter

Police officers are appealing for the assistance of the public in tracing a vulnerable 45 year-old man who has been reported missing from his home on the Isle of Bute.

Paul Connelly (45) was last seen by his brother in Rothesay on Wednesday 20 November 2019. Paul hasn’t been in contact since then, which is out of character for him. His family reported him missing to police on Friday 29 November 2019 and enquires have most recent sightings of him in and around Rothesay on Wednesday 27 November.

Paul is described as white, around 5ft 8 inches in height with short dark-coloured hair. When he was last seen he was wearing a black jacket and blue jeans.

Kebble - police picSergeant Anthony Hannah, who is based at Rothesay Police Office, said: “Although Paul lives alone, it is unusual for his family to have no contact for this length of time and they and police are becoming increasingly concerned for his well-being and safety.

“Officers have been carrying out a number of searches and inquiries on the Isle of Bute to find him. We just want to ensure that he is safe and well.

“There is a possibility that he may have travelled to the Largs, Greenock or Inverness areas, so we are liaising with our colleagues there who are carrying out further inquiries.

“I would urge anyone who has seen Paul, or indeed Paul himself to contact police or his family to let us know he is safe. Anyone with information on his whereabouts is asked to contact officers through 101 quoting reference number 2911 of 29th November.”

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