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Family of missing Buckie man Ian Bramald praise searchers

Ian Bramald
Image caption Ian Bramald has been missing for a month

Relatives of a missing 73-year-old Buckie man have thanked the community and emergency services for efforts in trying to find him over the past month.

Ian Bramald was last seen on Wednesday 26 February about two miles south of the town, in an area near Drybridge and Thornybank.

His son James said they were "astonished" by the huge amount of effort made.

He said: "We think it is incredible that so much has been done."

Mr Bramald's son explained: "We are delighted by all that effort and I know that although he has not been found yet, it is not through a lack of effort that is for sure.

"We now just want some closure, to find him, in whatever state just does not matter, just so we can bring him home and take care of him."

'Anything unusual'

Police Scotland said: "Obviously it is a great concern that Mr Bramald has not yet been traced despite the significant resources that have been used to look for him.

"We would ask people again to check their gardens and outbuildings for any sign of anything unusual."

Mr Bramald is described as being between 5ft 10in and 6ft tall, with dark hair which is receding on top.

When last seen he was wearing a short green waterproof jacket, blue corduroy trousers, a cap, a multi-coloured scarf and glasses.

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