Hunt for missing Mohamed Adane

Mohamed Adane. Picture: Police Scotland
Mohamed Adane. Picture: Police Scotland
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Police Scotland officers from West Lothian are appealing for assistance from the public to help trace a man who has been reported missing from the area.

The person concerned is known as Mohamed Adane and, until recently, worked at a meats processing factory in Broxburn.

A butcher by trade, the man was last seen by a work colleague at around 5.30pm on Monday 24th March at a bus stop adjacent to Bathgate Academy on Edinburgh Road in Bathgate.

He has not been in touch since and Police Scotland officers are concerned for his welfare.

Chief Inspector Kevin Kerr, Local Area Commander for West Lothian, said: “It has now been over two months since this man attended at his work in Broxburn and we are very keen to trace his whereabouts to make sure that he is safe and well.

“He is known to have frequented Costa Coffee shops in Bathgate and Livingston and also the Tesco in Bathgate. At the Costa Coffee in Bathgate, for example, he was a regular customer between around 5pm and 6.30pm on weekdays.

“The man was also a regular bus traveller around West Lothian and we are sure that there will be members of the public who recognise his picture and, perhaps, know where he is.”

Police have described the man as aged between 35 and 40, with an Arabic/Moroccan appearance, 5ft 9in, and of muscular and stocky build. He has short, dark hair and dark eyes with bushy eyebrows. He speaks little English and his first language is believed to be Arabic.

Chief Inspector Kerr added: “The man is known to be a skilled butcher and so has maybe picked up work elsewhere in West Lothian or in Scotland.

“We would urge anyone with any information about him, no matter how small, to contact Police Scotland on 101 or, alternatively, the charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.”