Police in Edinburgh are issuing a further statement from the family of missing student Antoine Maury.
The 21-year-old student was last seen around 10pm on Monday, October 24, when he suddenly left the company of his friends at Edinburgh College’s Milton Road East Campus.
A man matching Antoine’s description was later seen between 10.45 and 11pm near to the Duddingston Village area of Holyrood Park, heading into the park.
The man was believed to be topless, and this is believed to be the last known sighting of Antoine.
In a statement released through Police Scotland, the Maury family said: “We are still appealing to the public for any information which can help find our son, Antoine.
“We want anyone who was in the area of Duddingston, Holyrood Park or Pollock Halls, on Monday October 24 between 10:30pm and 11.30pm, who saw a male running and walking, to contact the police.”
Antoine is described as a white man with a medium build and bright green eyes. He is around 6ft in height 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/ green bomber jacket with dark coloured 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, however officers believe he is without them.
Police Scotland has continued its search for Antoine over the last week. Several specialist units have been deployed, including the dog section and the Police Scotland Marine Unit.
Sonar equipment has been used in the last few days across Duddingston Loch and specialist searchers have continued to be deployed.
Police Scotland has also continued its media appeal to trace Antoine. This has resulted in over 464,000 people being contacted regarding the appeal through Police Scotland’s Facebook channels.
Officers have conducted door-to-door enquiries in the Duddingston and Pollock Halls areas. They have also reviewed CCTV in a bid to establish Antoine’s last known movements.
Inspector Alan Carson of Edinburgh Division said: “Throughout this enquiry we have sought to provide Antoine’s family with the answers they are desperately seeking.
“We are continuing to support and work with them and I pay tribute to the dignity and courage they have shown throughout this period.
“This is still a live investigation and we will carry on our search until we have exhausted our search parameters.
“The public response to our appeal has been enormous and we are grateful for the support offered by the people of Edinburgh.
“I would again appeal to anyone who may have information to come forward. Even the smallest amount of information may be the key to helping us find Antoine.”
Those with information can contact Police Scotland on 101. Information can also be passed through the charity Missing People on 116 000.