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'Sightings' of missing man Terence Kilbride feared swept away

Police said they were concerned for the welfare of Terence Kilbride Image copyright Police Scotland
Image caption Police said they were concerned for the welfare of Terence Kilbride

Police are following up potential sightings of a man feared to have been swept away in the swollen River Dee in Aberdeen.

Divers have been searching the flooded river after two bags containing the belongings of Terence Kilbride were washed up.

The 48-year-old is originally from Warrington in Cheshire.

Mr Kilbride is described as 6ft tall with short dark greying hair. He has blue eyes.

Police said he was known to go camping in the area and could have a bike with him but the horrendous recent weather meant they were gravely concerned.

Insp David Paterson, of Police Scotland, said: "Given the recent inclement weather we are extremely concerned to trace Mr Kilbride and confirm he is safe and well and we are treating this as a missing person inquiry.

"A photograph, which is a few years old, has been provided and we are asking people to see if they recognise him."

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