River area searched in bid to find missing teenager

David MacLeod was reported missing from Stafford Street in Aberdeen around 1pm.

Missing: David MacLeod.
Missing: David MacLeod.

Searches have taken place around a river for a teenager who has been missing since Friday afternoon.

David MacLeod was reported missing from Stafford Street in Aberdeen around 1pm.

Police Scotland have been searching for the 18-year-old with activity moving to around the River Don.

Officers were joined by the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service and Coastguard on Sunday between Diamond Bridge and Seaton Park.


House-to-house and CCTV inquiries are also continuing.

The teenager is described as being around 6ft and of a thin build with a pale complexion, brown eyes and brown hair.

He has a small scar on his cheek and is normally clean shaven.

At the time he was last seen he was wearing a waterproof jacket with a horizontal red stripe at the bottom – which merges to grey and then black – with black jeans and black trainers and he was also carrying a black rucksack.


Inspector George Nixon said: “It is now over 48 hours since David was last seen and both ourselves and David’s family and friends continue to be concerned for his welfare.

“We are focusing our activity in the Seaton Park, Balgownie, Grandholm, Tillydrone and Old Aberdeen areas in particular and I would urge anybody who thinks they have seen David or has any information as to his whereabouts to contact us.

“Additionally, I would ask that anybody who lives in these areas to check sheds, outbuildings or gardens for anything which may assist us in our enquiries”

Anyone with information is asked to call Police Scotland via 101.

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