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Sister's plea to find missing brother

The sister of a missing man from Annan are appealing any information on his whereabouts.

Ian Carruthers, who's 31st birthday is tomorrow, was last seen in the Longmeadow Avenue area of the town at about 1.30am on Friday 17 January.

His sister Tracey Kindness has asked people to come forward if they have any information.

“It is Ian’s birthday on Friday and the thought of him spending it alone breaks our heart. He usually is in touch with our mum every day, so for him not to be in contact for so long just isn’t like him. I would urge anyone who has seen Ian or has any information on where he is, to please get in touch with police. Every family should celebrate birthdays and special occasions together and we are no different. We want him home.”

– Tracey Kindness, Ian Carruthers' sister

If anyone has seen or knows where Mr Carruthers is, contact Police Scotland on 101 or anonymously through Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

Family appeal for more information about missing man

Ian Carruthers will turn 31 tomorrow, Friday 28 February Credit: Police Scotland

The family of a missing Annan man have today called for more information on his whereabouts on the week of his birthday.

Ian Carruthers has been missing for two weeks and was last seen on Friday, 17 January in the Longmeadow Avenue area of Annan.

Ian will turn 31 tomorrow and his sister has asked anyone who knows where he might be to get in touch.

Police have made significant enquiries into his disappearance, including specialist search officers on land and water, door-to-door enquiries, numerous appeals, police helicopter searches and CCTV trawls of the town and local businesses.

His disappearance remains unresolved.

Anyone who has seen Mr Carruthers or knows his whereabouts is asked to contact police on 101 or anonymously through Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.


Help at hand with new pilot health check service

If you are unfortunate enough to be living with a chronic disease you will know that one of the most important things is having your health and your condition monitored on a regular basis.

However, getting to your GP surgery or hospital can be difficult, especially if you live in a rural area.

Now though, help could be on the way for some people in South West Scotland.

A pilot project to help people with lung disease carry out their own checks has been launched.

It is called the Annan Remote Monitoring test, and Lori Carnochan went to find out more.

Search continues for missing Annan man

Police are continuing to search for a missing man from Annan who has not been seen since the early hours of last Friday (17 January).

Ian Carruthers is:

  • White
  • 5 feet 7 inches tall
  • Thin build
  • Blue eyes and pale complexion
  • Shoulder-length fair hair - which is normally tied back in a ponytail and shaven at the sides
  • Last seen wearing a white coloured unbranded hooded top, white jogging bottoms and black Adidas trainers

Officers are now urging people to check their sheds and outhouses for the 30-year-old.

“We would ask the local community to assist by searching their own gardens, sheds and outhouses to help locate Mr Carruthers.

“If you have any information relating to the whereabouts of Mr Carruthers to contact Annan Police Station as a matter of urgency on 101 or contact any police officer.”

– Sergeant Joyce Adams

Information can also be left anonymously with Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.


Search for missing Annan man

30-year-old Ian Carruthers has been missing since Friday Credit: Police Scotland

Police are growing increasingly concerned for the well being of an Annan man who has been missing since Friday.

30-year-old Ian Carruthers was last seen at about 1am on Friday 17 January on Annan High Street.

He is described as 5ft 7”, slim build, long blond hair that shaved underneath and tied back in a pony tail.

It is unknown exactly what he was last wearing but possibly grey tracksuit bottoms, hooded top and white woolly hat.

Anyone who has seen Mr Carruthers or knows his whereabouts is asked to contact police on 101 or anonymously through Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

Annan primary school gets its very own TV studio

Pupils from St Columba's RC Primary School in Annan have been given a new and exciting boost to their usually boring lessons in the form of their very own TV studio.

"We're delighted that the children are developing media skills but at the same time they are learning across the curriculum, so they're bringing their French, skills and knowledge into play, their bringing their understanding of the weather topic that they're studying just now."

– Barry McIntyre, head teacher, St Columba's RC Primary School
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