Police release CCTV footage in hunt for missing man

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Police have released CCTV footage in the hunt for a 54-year-old man who vanished from Bishopbriggs 12 days ago.

Officers are growing increasingly concerned for the welfare of Peter Graham of Robroyston.

An image on CCTV of Peter at Bet Fred in Cowgate, Kirkintilloch was the last confirmed sighting of him on Sunday, October 4 at 5.15pm.

He disappeared after dropping his son off at the Leisuredrome Sports Centre in Bishopbriggs around 1.30pm that day.

His Vauxhall Zafira car was traced on Thursday, October 15 in Emerson Road, Bishopbriggs, near the train station.

Officers are now in the process of reviewing all the CCTV footage from the platform cameras in an effort to establish any further details about Peter or his whereabouts.

Police say Peter is very close to his son Lewis, who recently celebrated his 14th birthday.

He has never missed his son’s birthday and his wife, son and other family members are distraught and just want to know he is safe and well.

A postman, Peter works in the Possilpark and Springburn areas.

He is also a keen hill walker and fisherman and has often travelled to the Campsie and Carron Valley areas to enjoy these pursuits. H

e is around 5ft 8 inches in height with a slim build, clean shaven with grey hair. When last seen he was wearing blue jeans, a black zipper with white tassels, a dark green knitted turtle neck jumper, t-shirt and black boots or trainers. He may also be wearing or carrying a beige camouflage jacket.

Chief Inspector Stephen Hazlett said:

“We are continuing to carry out extensive enquiries in trying to locate Peter. The fact that he has missed his son’s 14th birthday is giving us cause for concern – he is very close to his son and has never missed a birthday. If anyone thinks they may have seen Peter or who may have any information or knowledge as to his whereabouts, please do contact us as soon as possible.”

Police Scotland works in close partnership with the Missing People Charity - the only charity in the UK which specialises in, and is dedicated to, bringing missing children and adults back together with their families.

The charity works closely with several organisations, including the Royal Mail in ensuring information is disseminated as widely as possible in the hope that it will lead to the missing person being found.

They can be contacted via telephone on free phone 116 000 or by visiting the website at www.missingpeople.org.uk.

Gary Grange, Royal Mail Group, Community Manager said: “As ever Royal Mail is proud to support the charity Missing People and police authorities in the search for people who are missing.

“Our people are at the heart of every community and will have received this alert on their PDA device within an hour of us being asked to help in the search. We all hope that we can help in finding Peter Graham safe and well.”

Anyone with any information is asked to contact officers at Shettleston Police Office on the non-emergency number, 101.