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Edel Kenealy

Police rule out Evan Reid sighting near Paisley as search for missing dad continues

A possible sighting of missing dad Evan Reid in Renfrewshire has been ruled out.

Police Scotland has this morning confirmed that a reported sighting of a man walking on the A737 between Howwood and Lochwinnoch on Sunday morning was not Evan.

Police had received several reports of a man matching Evan’s description on the road around 7am.

However, officers this morning explained that they have traced the man and confirmed it is not the missing dad-of-one.

Evan’s family, meanwhile, have asked people to stop sharing possible sightings of Evan in Beith, North Ayrshire, as these have also not been confirmed by police.

A spokesman for Police Scotland said: “We have received several calls regarding a male matching the description of missing person Evan Reid walking on the A737 between Howwood and Lochwinnoch around 7 am on Sunday, March 26.

Evan was captured on CCTV in Paisley between 9.40pm and 10.11pm on Saturday night (Submitted)

“Officers traced the male who was on the A737 and we can confirm this was not the missing person.

“We would like to thank the members of the public who called in to report this sighting.”

Evan has not been seen or been in touch with his family since around 9.30pm on Saturday night.

He had been on the train home to Irvine, North Ayrshire when he appeared agitated and disembarked at Gilmour Street station around 9.40pm.

He was later spotted on CCTV on Love Street and New Inchinnan Road between 9.40pm and 10.11pm.

His family have described his lack of contact as “completely out of character”.

Police recently searched an area around Inchinnan Road, Paisley (Andrew Neil)

They have, alongside Police Scotland, scoured the streets of Paisley looking for signs of the 31-year-old but have so far drawn a blank.

His partner Nicole earlier told the Paisley Daily Express she is “beyond worried”.

Evan is described as being around 5ft 8in in height and of slim build. When last seen, he was wearing a khaki green jumper, a black body warmer, dark blue jeans and grey trainers.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact 101 quoting incident 4112 of Saturday, March, 25.

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