Helicopter in search for missing Bainsford man

David Paterson, missing man from Bainsford
David Paterson, missing man from Bainsford
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Concerns are growing for a man who has been missing from the Bainsford area since yesterday morning.

Officers from Police Scotland are appealing for information about the whereabouts of David Paterson (52), last seen at his home around 8 a.m.

A full search involving the Police Scotland helicopter and police dogs began yesterday evening and continued throughout the night.

Police believe Mr Paterson may be in Fife, particularly the area around St Andrews in the East Neuk.

He is described as white and 5ft 3ins with short dark grey hair thinning at the back. He has blue eyes, long eyelashes, big eyebrows and has a dimple on his chin.

Mr Paterson has grey stubble and has not shaven for several days and has broad shoulders and a slim to medium frame.

When last seen he was wearing a blue fleece, dark denim jeans and lace up light leather tan shoes.

He may be wearing a gold wedding band and a fine silver chain with big links and could be carrying a dark red rucksack with blue straps.

Inspector Grant Sangster, who is leading the search, said: “David’s family are very concerned for his wellbeing and we are doing everything we can to find him, however the assistance of the public is vital in finding him and returning him to his family.

“We are deploying all the resources at our disposal and I would urge everyone to check their gardens, sheds, garages, outbuildings and anywhere else he may be seeking shelter.”

Anyone who has seen Mr Paterson since Monday morning is urged to contact Police Scotland on 101 or contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.