Police renew appeal in hunt for missing Shaun

An image of missing Shaun Ritchie, 20, that was captured in Fraserburgh on the afternoon of the day he was last seen.
An image of missing Shaun Ritchie, 20, that was captured in Fraserburgh on the afternoon of the day he was last seen.

Police Scotland has renewed its appeal in the search for Shaun Ritchie, three weeks since the 20-year-old first went missing.

Police Scotland has released an image of Shaun that was captured in Fraserburgh on the afternoon of the day he was last seen. It shows Shaun wearing dark grey skinny jeans, a white t-shirt, a grey hoodie and brown trainers.

Police are also appealing to the public to checks their sheds and outbuildings as part of the search.

Officers are continuing to search for Shaun, who was last seen after he had been for a night out on Friday, October 31.

More than 200 specialist search trained officers from across Scotland have been involved in the search for Shaun. Divisional officers have also been assisted by the Police Scotland helicopter, Mountain Rescue teams, the Joint and the Dive and Marine Unit.

Support has also been welcomed from Shaun’s family and friends on a daily basis.

Community Policing Inspector Alan Brown says: “The image clearly shows what Shaun was wearing on the day he went missing.

“The last known sighting of Shaun was in the area between Strichen and the A98 Fraserburgh to Banff Road.

“Significant resources have been involved in the search for Shaun with extensive searches in open areas, woodland and waterways in a bid to trace him and during the course of the enquiry, items of his clothing have been recovered.

“As time passes we are increasingly concerned for Shaun’s safety, we appeal for anyone who knows the whereabouts of Shaun or has any information that could assist us with our enquiries to contact Police Scotland on 101.”