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Edinburgh Live
Nick Wood

'Growing concerns' over missing man from Penicuik, 69

Scottish Borders Police are keen to learn the whereabouts of David Aitken from Penicuik. In the early hours they posted that they "are appealing for the public's help as part of our efforts to trace a man reported missing in Innerleithen".

Officers added: "There are growing concerns for the 69-year-old who lives in Penicuik. David is described as 5ft 10ins tall, grey hair, average build, wearing walking sandals, brown V-necked jumper, blue and black shirt/jacket and light brown trousers.

"Anyone who may have seen David, or who has any information on his whereabouts, is urged to contact Police Scotland via 101 quoting incident number 4224 of 17/9/22."

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According to the Missing People charity, somebody is reported missing every 90 seconds in the UK, equating to a total of 170,000 people. Of that number, almost 98,000 are adults and more than 70,000 are children.

The charity also states that 75% of adults are found within the first 24 hours of being reported missing and 85 per cent are found within two days, while five per cent are not found in the first week. For children, the respective figures are 80%, 90% and two per cent.


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