Police issue fresh appeal for missing man Paul Connelly

Paul Connelly has been missing since November 20.

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Officers are continuing to appeal for information to trace 45-year-old Paul Connelly who had not been seen since Wednesday November 20 on the Isle of Bute.

Paul was reported missing by his family on Friday November 29 and enquiries carried out since then have reported sightings of him on Wednesday November 27 in Rothesay.

He is described as white, around 5ft 8ins in height, with short dark-coloured hair. When he was last seen he was wearing a black jacket and blue jeans.

Chief Inspector Douglas Wilson, local area commander, said: ‘As time passes we are growing increasingly concerned for Paul, although he lives alone, it is unusual for his family to have no contact with him for this length of time.

‘A dedicated team of officers are still  based on the Isle of Bute as we continue to carry out enquiries to trace him, in addition we have specialist officers who are fully trained in missing person enquiries and have access to a number of specialist resources.

‘Officers are continuing to speaking to those who know him, searching the area and checking CCTV to try and trace his movements and close in on a dedicated search area.

‘We cannot rule out anything in a missing person enquiry and although there is currently no CCTV footage of him leaving the island, there is a large amount still to be checked. Based on the information already received we have also been looking into the possibility that he may have travelled to Largs, Greenock or Inverness and have been liaising with colleagues in these areas.

‘There has been very little information from the public so far and we would continue to urge anyone who has seen Paul, or indeed Paul himself to contact police or his family to let us know he is safe.

‘Think back, have you seen anyone matching his description? Anyone with information on his whereabouts is asked to contact officers through 101 quoting reference number 2911 of Friday 29 November.’