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Debra Hunter

Police appeal for help in finding missing man, 53

A keen hillwalker has gone missing from his home in Inverkeithing, prompting a police appeal to find him. The Fife division of Police Scotland issued the pleas on their Facebook and Twitter feeds on Thursday night, hours after Mark Dickson, 53, was seen driving away from his home. They said they were becoming increasingly concerned for his safety.

Mr Dickson was last seen leaving his home in Niven Road in a grey Ford Focus Estate with the registration VRM HY64 at around 1.20pm on Thursday. He is described as white, around 5ft 8in tall, with a shaved head. When last seen, he was said to have been wearing a blue zip-up jacket, black jogging bottoms, grey trainers and sunglasses.

Inspector Paul Cochrane of Dunfermline Response Policing said: “We are becoming increasingly concerned about Mark’s welfare and are appealing for anyone who may have information surrounding his whereabouts. He is known to visit the Tyndrum area in Stirling and often goes hillwalking, recently in the Oban area.

“I would ask anyone if they have noticed someone matching this description or have any information to come forward and speak to police.” Police can be contacted on 101 quoting incident number 2868 of Thursday, 5 May, 2022.

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 per cent 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 per cent, 90 per cent and two per cent.

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