Fresh appeal for Shaun Ritchie information

Police Scotland are renewing their appeal for information in the search for Shaun Ritchie.
Police Scotland are renewing their appeal for information in the search for Shaun Ritchie.

Police Scotland has renewed it’s appeal for witnesses one year on from the disappearence of Fraserburgh man Shaun Ritchie.

Shaun Ritchie was last seen on October 31 2014 at a farm in the Strichenand area and was reported missing two days later on November 2.

Detective Chief Inspector Matt Mackay said that he remained “open-minded” but the police were very much treating the disapearence as a missing person case.

DCI Mackay said: “It is now one year since Shaun Ritchie was last seen and we would want to stress that this is still a missing person enquiry.

“Extensive and thorough searches have been carried out but Shaun has still not been found.

“Clothing belonging to Shaun was found in the initial stages of the enquiry however there is no evidence to date to suggest that Shaun has been a victim of any crime.”

Since the disappearence Police Scotland have covered an area of 21 kilometres with over 200 specialist officers from all over the country helping to look for Shaun.

Police Scotland are launching their fresh appeal one year on in the hope that it will generate new lines of enquiry.

DCI Mackay said: ““As always we will examine all the information we have and we will also react to new information.

“That is why we are appealing again to anyone who may have information that can help find him contact us.”

He added: “Shaun’s family have experienced a living nightmare since his disappearance and they just want answers.

“Our support to them continues alongside our efforts to find Shaun and our thoughts are with them on this difficult day.”