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Fresh image of missing man issued by Highland police as appeal for help renewed

By Hector MacKenzie

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Stuart Campbell is believed to have been wearing this grey, hooded Berghaus jacket.
Stuart Campbell is believed to have been wearing this grey, hooded Berghaus jacket.

HIGHLAND police have issued a fresh image of a man posted missing on Monday by his family.

Stuart Campbell (33) from Dornoch is believed to have travelled to go hill walking in the Ben Loyal area of Sutherland last Saturday.

His car - a red Suzuki Swift, registration number SY08 OFA - was found at a car park most regularly used by walkers accessing Ben Loyal to the south of Tongue.

Police today issued a fresh appeal and a new picture of Mr Campbell wearing the jacket is he is believed to have been wearing when he travelled to the area.

It is a hooded grey Berghaus jacket with a red zip.

Extensive searches involving the Assynt and RAF mountain rescue teams, SARDA and the HM Coastguard helicopter have been carried out.

It s believed he intended to go hillwalking, although it is not known what route he planned to take.

Officers are urging any walkers in the area to remain vigilant and are keen to speak to anyone who was in the area during the weekend of July 25-26 in case they may have seen anything which could help.

Inspector Kevin Macleod said: "It is extremely concerning for Stuart to have been out of contact with family and friends for this long.

"It is very important that any walkers who were on Ben Loyal or in the surrounding area last weekend to think back and let us know if they may have seen Stuart. Even if your information seems small or insignificant it may be helpful to our search.

"I would also urge workers in the area this weekend to remain vigilant and report anything which could be of note."

He is described as being 5ft 6in tall and of slim build with brown hair. He is likely to have been carrying a black North Face branded rucksack.

Anyone with information about his whereabouts can contact Police Scotland on 101, quoting incident 2773 of July 27.

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