A plea to search sheds and outbuildings for any trace of missing teenager Jamie Cannon has been issued six weeks on from when he was last seen.
The 19-year-old vanished from his hometown of Saltcoats on Thursday, May 20.
He was last seen on Kerr Avenue at 10.26am, before being spotted at 10.40am the same day at Auchenharvie Golf Course, Stevenston, just under a mile away.
Jamie’s cousin Leeanne Graham said the college student who was studying brick-laying had never disappeared before.
“It’s been six weeks of hell not knowing anything. His mum and dad and two brothers just want him home. All the family have been out every day to look for Jamie putting posters, banners everywhere,” she told STV News.
Police said they were becoming “increasingly concerned” for Jamie’s welfare whose disappearance is “completely out of character”.
On Thursday, July 1, 42 days after Jamie went missing, police urged the public to check any sheds or outbuildings they have for signs that Jamie may have taken shelter there.
Police and members of the public have conducted widespread searches across nearby areas and further afield, including Paisley.
Inspector Alison Wilson of Saltcoats Police Office said: “We are extremely grateful to members of the public who have assisted us already. We remain committed to utilising all resources available to us, in conjunction with the tremendous effort from the local community, to locate him. If you have seen him then please contact us without hesitation.
“Jamie is described as being 6ft 1inch tall, with short dark hair. When he was last seen he was wearing grey jogging bottoms, grey trainers, a blue jacket and was carrying a camouflage backpack.
“Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 101, quoting incident number 1623 of May 22.”