Police in Edinburgh search for missing busker John Paterson

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Police are appealing for help to trace a busker who has been reported missing from the Morningside area.

John Paterson was last seen at around 9am on Wednesday, August 23 but has not returned home or been in contact with friends or family since this time.

Concern is growing for the 51-year-old and anyone who knows his current whereabouts is asked to come forward.

John is known to frequent the Morningside, city centre and Portobello areas of Edinburgh and can be regularly seen out busking with his guitar and bongo.

He is described as white, 5ft 9ins tall with a slim build, grey hair, a grey beard and blue eyes. John was last seen wearing a dark jacket, dark jumper and jeans.

He is also known to travel extensively, having previously visited Chester, Exeter, Nottingham and Torquay.

A police spokesman said: “As part of our inquiries we are liaising with colleagues from these forces to see if has travelled to their area.

“If you think you have seen John or know where he is then please contact us immediately on 101 and quote incident number 2206 of the August 25.

“We’d also urge John to get in touch with us directly to let us know he is safe.”