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Police Scotland appeal for help in tracking down missing Aberdeen-shire man who may be in Inverness


By Alasdair Fraser


Michael Slater.
Michael Slater.

An appeal has been issued to trace a man missing from the Aberdeen area who it is thought could be in Inverness.

Michael Slater (35), from the MacDuff area, was last seen at a premises on Aberdeen city centre’s Huntly Street at around 6pm on Tuesday 21 January.

Michael Slater.
Michael Slater.

Police are concerned for the safety of Mr Slater – who has in the past gone by aliases including Iain Barron or James Barron – and have released a series of CCTV images of him.

He is described as white, around 6 ft 2 ins tall, with short black hair and thick black stubble. When last seen, he was wearing a black leather biker-style jacket, a grey hoodie, black tracksuit bottoms with two white stripes down the side, and a black beanie hat with a grey stripe around the edge.

He was carrying a dark bag or holdall.

Michael Slater.
Michael Slater.

Inspector Craig Feroz said: "We remain concerned for Michael's welfare and efforts are ongoing to trace him safe and well.

“We have released these CCTV stills of Michael's known last sighting in Aberdeen in the hope that someone recognises him from these images.

"We believe Michael may have travelled to the Inverness area, possibly by public transport. Think back, have you seen him on a train or a bus in the last two days?”

Anyone who believes they have spotted Mr Slater or have information regarding his whereabouts is asked to contact the force by calling 101 and quoting incident number 0912 of 21 January.

The spokesman added: “I would also like to appeal to Michael directly to please contact officers to let us know that he is safe and well."

Michael Slater.
Michael Slater.


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