Family 'deeply distressed' as hunt for missing dad enters second week

Father-of-three Alexander Murdoch was last seen at around 10pm in North Berwick on June 22.

Family ‘deeply distressed’ as hunt for missing dad enters second week in North Berwick Police Scotland

A fresh appeal has been launched to trace a husband and father-of-three who has been missing for more than a week from North Berwick. 

Alexander Murdoch, known as Alec, was last seen around 10pm in the town on June 22.

The 71-year-old is white, around 5ft 8in tall, with a slim to medium build. He has grey/white hair and usually wears wire-framed glasses.

He was last seen wearing closed-toe beige sandals, navy shorts, a black or dark red t-shirt and was possibly in possession of a beige jacket.

Extensive enquiries and searches are being carried out, and officers are reviewing CCTV footage in the area, police said.

They will also be circulating posters in the North Berwick area for the attention of members of the public and any tourists in the coming days.

Inspector Dougie Wardell said: “Alec is very family-orientated and his wife and three children are understandably deeply distressed at his disappearance.

“It is really out of character for him not to be in touch with them or any of his friends.

“I would appeal to anyone who may have seen Alec to get in touch. Perhaps you were visiting north Berwick last weekend and you saw him and thought nothing of it.

“If you did see him, or you have any information about Alec, no matter how insignificant it may seem, please pass it on and let us decide its relevance.

“Your information could assist us in locating Alec.”

Anyone with information is asked to call Police Scotland via 101, quoting incident number 2037 of Friday, June 23, 2023.

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