Police urge drone owner to come forward

Police Scotland
Police Scotland

Officers are appealing to a member of the public they believe was flying a drone at Balmedie Beach on Saturday, January 5 to come forward as searches and enquiries continue to find missing person Alastair Done.

The 25-year-old from Cheshire was last seen at the beach after travelling to the North East the previous day from Crewe Train Station.

Numerous sightings have been provided to police from the public and they believe that Alastair was still in the beach area at around 3pm on Saturday afternoon. They also believe a drone was being used in the area.

Detective Inspector Sam Buchan said: “I would urge the person flying this drone to get in touch as soon as possible - you may have captured footage of Alastair but not realised and it may be crucial to our enquiries.

“Thank you once again to the public for your assistance and information so far, and to Aberdeen Coastguard which has been assisting with searches.

“Call Police on 101 with info quoting ref.no. MP190100059.”