Connelly (new pic)Police and family members are continuing to appeal for information to trace 45-year-old Paul Connelly who has not been seen since Wednesday, 20 November on the Isle of Bute. And fear he may have come across the Firth of Clyde to Dumbarton the Helensburgh area.

Paul, left,  was reported missing by his family on Friday, 29 November and enquiries carried out since then have reported sightings of him on Wednesday, 27 November in Rothesay.

He 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.

Chief Inspector Douglas Wilson, Local Area Commander, said:  “Today, we have issued a new photograph of Paul in a hope that this will help jog the memories of anyone who may have seen him in the last few weeks.

“Extensive enquiries continue with a number of searches underway on the Isle of Bute by specialist officers.

“I’m particularly keen to speak with anyone who visited the Isle of Bute between 20 November and 29 November and may have given Paul a lift off the island or even just saw him on the island.

“As time goes on his family are obviously becoming increasing concerned for Paul and although he lives alone, it is unusual for his family to have no contact with him for this length of time. They would however like to thank the residents of Bute who have supported them through this difficult time.

“There has been very little information from the public so far and we would continue to urge anyone who has seen Paul, or indeed Paul himself to contact police or his family to let us know he is safe. Think back, have you seen anyone matching his description?

Anyone with information on his whereabouts is asked to contact officers through 101 quoting reference number 2911 of Friday 29 November 2019.”


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