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Possible sighting of missing man in Cumbria

Kilian Wolfgang Ruthlein Credit: Northumbria Police

Police say a German man who has been missing for nearly a month, could have been spotted in Cumbria.

Concern was raised for Kilian Wolfgang Ruthlein, 26, from Darmstadt in Germany, on Friday October 16.

Police received a call from a member of the public who had found his clothing and belongings next to Kielder reservoir.

He's thought to be missing in Northumberland, and local police have been joined by the Marine Unit, Forestry Commission, Northumbria Water, and Search and Rescue to search the area.

But now, new information suggests there may have been a sighting of him at Greenhead Hotel, in Greenhead near Brampton, on October 21.

We now have new information to release which may spark the memory of people who were staying in or around Kielder in the days after Kilian's disappearance.

Members of the public have contacted us to say a man who looked like Kilian was staying at the Greenhead Hotel, Greenhead, on the evening of October 21.

Witnesses say the man looked similar to the photos we have released of Kilian, spoke with a foreign accent and gave the name of Davidson.

We appeal to the man, or anyone who may have seen or spoken to him to contact us as they may have vital information to help with enquiries.

We are working closely with Kilian's family to keep them updated of our progress and they are understandably distressed and desperate to know where Kilian is."

– Chief Inspector Nicola Musgrove

Concern for 70-year-old missing in Kelso

Maureen Tait Credit: Police Scotland

Police are growing increasingly concerned for the welfare of a 70-year-old woman from Kelso.

Maureen Tait from Oakfield Court was last seen at around 6am this morning as she walked towards Sainsbury’s.

She still hasn't returned home, and concern is growing because she has dementia.

She is 5ft 6ins tall with a slim build and shoulder-length light brown hair, which is greying. She was last seen wearing a blue coat, scarf and blue shoes.

Given Maureen’s condition we are eager to establish her whereabouts as soon as possible and ensure she is returned home safely.

Anyone with information that can help us find Maureen is asked to contact police immediately.”

– Inspector Bryan Burns, Police Scotland


Police concern for missing Corsock man

Kristian Lee Wilson Credit: Police Scotland

Police Scotland are growing increasingly concerned about a man from Corsock who is missing.

Kristian Lee Wilson, 41, was last seen in Edinburgh on Tuesday 22 September 2015, but there has been no contact with him since.

He is around six-feet tall, of medium build with hazel eyes and receding short blond hair.

Anyone who may have spoken to Kristian recently, or knows of his current whereabouts is asked to contact us through the 101 system."

– Constable Alan Davidson of Police Scotland

Body found in search for missing man

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The search for a missing man in Dumfries and Galloway has been called off after the discovery of a body.

Police, Moffat Mountain Rescue Team, the Coastguard and a Royal Navy helicopter had been searching for 69-year-old David Porter who'd gone missing from his home at Ringford between Twynholm and Castle Douglas.

"Searches across the area surrounding High Barcaple have been ongoing since Wednesday evening.

"This morning the body of a man was found in woodland by one of the search teams. The family of Mr Porter have been made aware and a formal identification is to take place. The Procurator Fiscal has been informed.”

– Inspector Stephen Stiff, Police Scotland

Body found near Eden quarry identified

Yvonne Mullen Credit: Cumbria Police

Police have confirmed a body found near Shap is that of a seventy-six-year-old woman reported missing from Crosby Ravensworth last week.

Yvonne Mullen was last seen leaving her home on Thursday to walk her dog in the area of Crosby Ravensworth Fell.

A body was found near Hardendale Quarry on Saturday morning and police revealed this morning it was Yvonne Mullen's.

There are no suspicious circumstances regarding her death and the coroner has been informed.


Police still searching for 78-year-old dog walker

Cumbria Police are still appealing for the public to help find a 78-year-old woman who is missing in the Crosby Ravensworth area.

Yvonne Mullen has not been seen since 1pm, 17 September.

Yvonne Mullen Credit: Cumbria Police

She reportedly left her home to walk her Staffordshire Bull Terrier Dog in the area of Crosby Ravensworth Fell, and both failed to return home.

Anyone who has seen Ms Mullen or has any information as to her whereabouts should contact police on 101.

Police concerned for welfare of missing 78-year-old

Yvonne Mullen Credit: Cumbria Police

Cumbria Police have said they are concerned for the welfare of a 78-year-old woman, who went missing after going to walk her dog.

Yvonne Mullen, from the Crosby Ravensworth area, has not been seen since 1pm this afternoon, September 17th.

  • Ms Mullen is described as being white, 5’5” tall with long grey hair, wearing glasses, a blue anorak, blue jeans and boots.

She reportedly left her home to walk her Staffordshire Bull Terrier Dog in the area of Crosby Ravensworth Fell, and both failed to return home.

Anyone who has seen Ms Mullen or has any information as to her whereabouts should contact police on 101.

Concern for missing 35-year-old Cockermouth man

David Brannigan Credit: Cumbria Police

Police are concerned for the welfare of a 35-year-old man who has gone missing from Cockermouth.

As part of an on-going search of the water in the Lighthouse area of Workington, Police are looking for David Brannigan, who was last seen on Friday (August 28th) at an address in Cockermouth.

He is described as a white male, of medium build, 6ft tall, with cropped, light brown hair. He has tattoos on both arms, a finger, and on an ankle.

Anyone with information is asked to call Cumbria Police on 101.

Articles found by a member of the public near to the shore at 10am this morning, led Police to believe that Mr Brannigan may have entered the water. We are therefore carrying out a thorough search of the area as a precaution.

However, there is no confirmation that he has gone into the water and we are appealing to anyone who may have seen Mr Brannigan today, or who has any information, to get in touch. We also urge Mr Brannigan to let Police know you are safe and well if you see this appeal.”

– Inspector Richard Smillie
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