Police set to return to Duddingston in hunt for missing student

The search continues for missing strudent Antoine Maury. Picture; contributed
The search continues for missing strudent Antoine Maury. Picture; contributed
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POLICE are set to return to Duddingston tonight to search for Antoine Maury a week after the student went missing.

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Picture Toby Williams

Picture Toby Williams

Fears are growing for the 21-year-old French national who suddenly left his friends at Edinburgh College’s Milton Road East Campus at 10pm on Monday.

But shortly after this - between 10.45pm and 11pm - a man matching his description was spotted running topless near Duddingston Loch on Monday.

This is the last known sighting of Antoine, a 6ft white man with a medium build with short brown hair, a beard and a fair complexion.

He has a tattoo of a bleeding hand on his forearm.

He was wearing a brown and green bomber jacket, dark chinos and a white beanie hat at his last confirmed sighting.

He is also believed to have been wearing black and white Vans trainers. ​

​Antoine suffers from poor eyesight and usually wear glasses but officers believe he is without them.

​Police Scotland is continuing its search operation to find Antoine.

The Police Scotland Marine Unit will again be out in Duddingston Loch and there will also be police searchers out in Holyrood Park.

Officers will undertake engagement opportunities at around 10.30pm tonight within the Duddingston Village and Holyrood Park areas in a fresh appeal for information.

Over the weekend around 100 volunteers joined officers in the search for Antione in the areas around Duddingston Golf Club and Holy Rood High School.

​Chief Inspector Kevin McLean, who is leading the search to find Antoine, said: “Antione has now been missing for a week and it is imperative that we find him. I would like to thank the members of the public who came to the Duddingston area at the weekend to help us find Antoine. This activity was essential and is very much appreciated.

​“As before, we would urge anyone who lives in the Duddingston Village area to check their gardens and outhouses, as this may lead us to discovering Antoine whereabouts.

​“I would also ask regular users of the park who were there last week to think back and ask if themselves they saw Antoine.

​“This continues to be a live investigation and as we carry on our search to find Antoine. Anyone who still has information that can further our investigation is asked to get in touch with us as soon as possible.”

​Those with information can contact Police Scotland on 101. Information can also be passed through the charity Missing People on 116 000.