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'Desperate' appeal to trace missing Perth pastor Peter Edwards

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Image caption Police said they have "real concerns" for Peter Edwards' welfare

Police attempting to trace a Perth pastor who has been missing for almost a week have said they are "desperately" seeking assistance from the public.

Peter Edwards, an associate pastor at Perth Christian Fellowship, went missing from his home in Scone on Tuesday 1 November.

The 65-year-old was last seen getting off a bus in Stonehaven's Barclay Street at 15:20 that day.

Police said he boarded the bus in Aberdeen at 14:00.

Officers have been reviewing CCTV and carrying out door-to-door inquiries.

A Police Scotland spokeswoman said: "Given the passage of time since Peter went missing, and the lack of sightings during that time there are real concerns for Peter's welfare.

"Officers would like to hear from anyone who has seen him or has any information on his whereabouts."

Mr Edwards is 5ft 9in tall, balding, with a grey beard and sideburns. He speaks with an American accent.

He was last seen wearing gold-rimmed glasses, a long-sleeved grey shirt, a black tank top jumper, a tie, grey trousers and black leather shoes.

Mr Edwards was earlier seen leaving a number 7 bus on Perth's Glasgow Road at 07:43 on Tuesday.

The bus stopped outside the Lovat Hotel and Mr Edwards walked towards Perth city centre.

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