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Searches made for Bonar Bridge man Peter Ripley

Peter Ripley Image copyright Police Scotland
Image caption Searches are being made for Peter Ripley

Police have appealed for help in tracing a man who was reported missing from his home in Sutherland on Sunday night.

Peter Ripley, 60, was last seen in the Swordale Road area of Bonar Bridge at about 21:00 on Sunday.

Police said they were concerned for Mr Ripley because he has gone missing without his daily medication.

Searches of Bonar Bridge were made on Sunday night involving a coastguard helicopter and search dogs.

The search effort was resumed on Monday morning.

Police have also asked people in Bonar Bridge and surrounding area to check outbuildings, sheds and gardens for Mr Ripley.

He is described as 5ft 8in in height, of medium build with a bald head and a greying moustache. When he was last seen Mr Ripley was wearing a black Puffa-style jacket, dark jeans, dark boots and was carrying a rucksack.

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