Renewed appeal to trace missing man

Posted on 07/08/2014 by


Have you seen John Coleman?

john-colemanPolice in Edinburgh have issued a renewed appeal to trace a man reported missing in the Capital five years ago.

As part of Police Scotland’s commitment to the continued review of missing person cases, officers are currently looking at the disappearance of John Coleman, who was last seen in Leith Street on 1st May 2009.

The 57-year-old (52 at the time he went missing) was known to visit various areas of Scotland including Montrose, Aberdeen, Inverness, Dundee and Perth, as well as Northern Ireland. However, no positive sightings have ever been confirmed to police.

Officers are now urging anyone who believes they know of John’s current whereabouts to come forward.

He is described as white, around 5ft 9in tall with a medium build, brown eyes and medium-length brown hair. He speaks with a Glasgow accent, and was last seen wearing a beige jacket.

In addition, he also has the word “John” and a rose, dagger and Irish harp all tattooed on his left arm.

Detective Inspector John Kavanagh said: “We have never given up with our efforts to trace John and will continue to review his disappearance.

“Several years have now passed since he was last seen however, I would ask anyone who believes they have information that can assist with this enquiry to contact police immediately.

“In addition, we continue to urge John to make contact with friends, family or police and let us know he is safe and well.”

Those with information should contact Police Scotland on 101.

Contact Details

Call 101 for non-emergencies and general enquiries, in an emergency call 999. If you have information about a crime you can also contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.


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