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Antoine Maury search: Family 'desperately seeking' information

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Media captionPolice renew appeal for missing French student Antoine Maury

Police have renewed their appeal for information over a French student who went missing in Edinburgh last month.

Antoine Maury was last seen in Edinburgh College's Milton Road Campus at about 22:30 BST on 24 October, when he "suddenly" left a group of friends.

A man matching the 21-year-old's description was later spotted near Duddingston in Holyrood Park.

Officers said the Maury family were "desperately seeking" information about his disappearance.

Extensive searches have been carried out for the French national since he went missing using a helicopter, dogs and the Police Scotland Marine Unit.

Volunteers from Tweed Valley Mountain Rescue and Borders Search and Rescue teams have also taken part in the search.

Mr Maury is described as a white man with a medium build and bright green eyes. He is around 6ft tall with short brown hair, a beard and a fair complexion. He has a tattoo of a bleeding hand on his forearm.

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Image caption Antoine Maury has a bleeding hand tattoo on his forearm

He was wearing a brown-green bomber jacket with dark-coloured chinos and a white beanie hat when he went missing. He may also have been wearing black and white Vans trainers.

The sighting in Holyrood Park of a man believed to be topless was between 22:45 and 23:00. It is thought to be the last time he was seen.

Mr Maury has poor eyesight and usually wear glasses, but police believe he does not have them with him.

Ch Insp Kevin McLean said: "Unfortunately we are still looking for that key piece of information that will lead to us finding Antoine and give us the answers the Maury family are desperately seeking.

"I would again ask anyone who remembers seeing Antoine on Monday, October 24, or recognises his description to come forward. That piece of information may be vital and may be what leads us to tracing Antoine."

Image caption Extensive searches have been carried out for Antoine Maury over the past month

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