Increasing concern for missing Arbroath man's welfare

Police Scotland is continuing to appeal for information to help trace Arbroath man Robert Watson, who has been missing since last week.

Mark Dowie
Wednesday, 10th November 2021, 1:05pm
Increasing concern for missing Arbroath man's welfare
Robert Watson has been missing since last Tuesday.

The 51-year-old was last seen in the Cliffburn Terrace area of Arbroath around 9.50pm on Tuesday, November 2.

And officers have said they are becoming increasingly concerned for his safety.

Mr Watson is described as being 5ft 8ins tall, and has long brown hair and blue/green eyes.

When last seen he was wearing a red and blue ski-style jacket and blue jeans.

A mobile phone belonging to Mr Watson was left at Arbroath Police Station at around 4am on Wednesday, November 3, by a man who is believed to have been driving a dark-coloured car.

Inspector David Gibson said: "We are becoming increasingly concerned for Robert’s welfare and are keen to trace him as soon as possible as it has now been a week since he was last seen.

"I would like to thank everyone who has assisted us so far in our enquiries to trace him.

"I am also asking people in the Arbroath area to check sheds and outhouses in case Robert has sought shelter.

“In particular we are keen to speak to the man who left the phone at the station. He may have vital information that could help up to find Robert. It is important that he comes forward to assist us. Where the phone was found is likely to be significant.

“In addition, anyone who has seen Robert or who knows where he is should contact us immediately on 101, quoting incident number 1002 of Wednesday, November 3.

"Likewise, if you know who found his phone, or who left it at the station, please get in touch.”

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