NE Scotland, Orkney & Shetland

Walking stick found in search for Peterculter OAP

Douglas Bruce
Douglas Bruce, 78, was last seen on Wednesday

Police searching for a missing Aberdeen pensioner have found a walking stick which they believe belongs to him.

Douglas Bruce, 78, from Peterculter, was last seen on Wednesday morning.

The walking stick was discovered near the River Dee.

Police are urging people to check their outbuildings and sheds for any sign of Mr Bruce. He is 5ft 2in tall, of medium build, with grey/white hair. He usually wears glasses.

When last seen he was wearing a dark jacket with a hood, grey trousers, brown boots and a dark-coloured hat and scarf.

An air and land search was initially launched then divers and coastguard teams searched river banks on Thursday. Searches were also made of woodland and the hunt resumed on Friday.

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