Bearsden man clue in hunt for missing man

john stewart
john stewart

A BEARSDEN man could hold the key to finding a missing angler, police have said.

John Stewart (38) was last seen by his father leaving the family home in Clydebank to go fishing with a friend early on Sunday, October 2.

He said he was going with an “old friend” from Bearsden called Peter - and police are anxious to trace this man in their bid to find Mr Stewart.

Strathclyde Police Sergeant Alan Orr said: “John, who lives with his elderly father in Clydebank, used to go fishing sometime ago, however, he has not expressed an interest in this for a good while.

“On Sunday, October 2 he said that he was going out fishing with an old friend from Bearsden he had said he met called Peter, however, we do not know who this person is - although it is thought he may be an old army buddy.

“The areas he would have gone fishing are Greenside Reservoir, Carneddans Wood, Queens Reservoir and Endrick River. However, all of these areas have been searched by officers with no trace.

“It is not like John not to keep in contact with his dad or family or to be away for any length of time, hence the concern for him.

“I would ask that either himself contact police to let them know all is okay, or for ‘Peter’ or anyone with information that will help find him to speak to police.”

Mr Stewart, right, is described as white, 5ft 8in height, of medium build and has brown hair which is going grey.

He has tattoos on both arms - a unicorn and a cross on his left arm and an eagle on his right. It is not known what he was wearing at the time he disappeared.

Information can be passed to Clydebank Police Office on 0141 532 3300, your local police office, or in confidence to Crimestoppers on 0800 55 111.