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Search to find missing man last seen walking on road

Alexander Bain was last spotted on Main Street in Alford in Aberdeenshire on Wednesday.

Alexander Bain: Police are extremely concerned.
Alexander Bain: Police are extremely concerned.

A search has been launched to find a missing man last seen walking on a road.

Alexander Bain was last seen on Main Street in Alford in Aberdeenshire at 2.30pm on Wednesday.

The 51-year-old is thought to have been walking towards Muir of Fowlis at 4.15pm.

Police are "extremely concerned" for his welfare.

He is 6ft 5in, has red hair and has a disability to his left hand.

Inspector Graeme Allan said: "Alec is well known in the Alford and Banchory areas.

"We believe he may be travelling on foot and has links to the Banchory and Ballater areas.

"He is known to walk long distances and we are urging anyone who may have seen him to get in touch with us particularly if you may have stopped to give him a lift.

"Alec is known to visit a number of shops in Alford and we would ask that anyone who saw him since yesterday afternoon gets in touch with us."

He added: "It is out of character for Alec to go missing without letting his friends and family know and we are extremely concerned for his welfare.

"If approached, Alec may initially come across as a little confused or uncertain of his whereabouts. 

 "Alec is easily identifiable.

"We ask anyone who thinks they may have seen Alec to get in touch with us as soon as possible on 101."

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