New appeal for dashboard camera check in missing man search

POLICE ARE URGING members of the public to check footage from dashboard cameras as they continue the search for missing taxi driver Robert Stevenson, 65, of Portsoy.

It is now believed Robert was seen driving his taxi around 4pm on Thursday 11 May on the B9031 at the Dubford Crossroads near Gardenstown at which time he was travelling east in the direction of Pennan.

Police are requesting that anyone who was travelling this road around 4pm to 5pm on Thursday, May 11 and who may have seen Robert or his taxi to contact them. In particular, Police are appealing to members of the public in possession of dashboard cameras to check any footage around this time in a bid to locate Robert and his taxi.

Robert’s taxi is described as a blue Dacia Duster, registration mark R10AAT. The taxi has ‘AA Taxis’ on the roof sign and logos on both nearside and offside doors.

Inspector Megan Heathershaw said: “We are urging people to please look out for Robert’s taxi and if they see it please contact us on 101. Our enquiries have been supported by HM Coastguard, the Police Scotland helicopter and police search teams however we have still not traced Robert and as time goes by we are increasingly concerned for his welfare.

“We would also ask local residents to check around outbuildings for his car, particularly more isolated buildings and similarly if you see Robert please contact us on 101. We would also appeal to local Hotels, Bed & Breakfast and Guest House premises to contact us if they have seen Robert or his taxi, especially in the last 72 hours.”

Robert is described as white, 5ft 4 ins tall, of slim build, with brown eyes, short grey hair and a moustache. He is believed to be wearing a white, pink and blue checked shirt, black trousers and shoes.

Anyone who may have any information that could assist tracing Robert is asked to contact Police Scotland on 101 quoting incident 3517 of 11 May.