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Enquiries continue into two separate Easter Ross missing person appeals – Finn Creaney (32) and Shaun Banner (34) – as family, friends and well-wishers pool resources in bid to trace loved ones


By Hector MacKenzie

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TWO Easter Ross men remain as outstanding missing person cases with police renewing appeals for information as enquiries continue.

Finn Creaney (32) was reported missing on March 28 this year having last been seen at around 2.15pm on Friday, March 25 at Altnaharra in Sutherland, near Loch Naver.

Finn, from the Tain area, has been the subject of extensive searches since then with well-wishers joining local efforts to try and find trace of him.

A crowdfunding page set up to help fund ongoing search efforts has smashed its £3000 target and currently sits at over £5000.

Finn, whose wife had earlier made an appeal for help tracing him, went missing after starting a hike between Loch Naver and Golspie. Despite an intense search by mountain rescue and police, he has not been found.

The page set up to continue the search states: "Finn's family and friends will continue searching till we bring Finn home to us.

"We have set this page up to ask you to help us to continue the search.

"The area Finn is missing in is quite vast, about 9, 600 km squared, which is a lot of wild, tough and rugged terrain to cover.

"We need your help with fuel costs and travel expenses outdoor equipment and clothing , food and living costs to enable us to spend more time even, staying multi days and nights camping out there in the unpredictable weather of the Scottish hills searching for Finn."

He is described as 5ft 11in with a brown beard and long hair.

He was wearing a brown jacket, light coloured shirt, jeans and brown leather and suede boots. He was carrying a green army surplus-style rucksack.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 101 quoting incident number 0912 of March 28.

Shaun Banner's family hope people will share this picture so they know what he looks like as the searchj continues.
Shaun Banner's family hope people will share this picture so they know what he looks like as the searchj continues.

Police are also continuing with enquiries into the disappearance of Shaun Banner (34), who was last seen near Invergordon railway station on Saturday, April 23 around midnight.

A dedicated page has also been set up by family and friends trying to trace the husband and father. It is called Search for Shaun and aims to bring together information so well-wishers can pool their efforts and say where they have looked.

Searches in recent days have focused on coastlines and beaches.

He’s described as 5ft7, with short brown hair, blue eyes and of slim build.

He was last seen wearing green and brown Crofter work trousers, a grey Rogue Attitude puffer-style jacket, blue RSE work top and grey, purple and blue Nike Air Max trainers.

Anyone with information can share it with police on 101 quoting reference 2300 on April 23.

Related: More on the search for Shaun

More on the search for Finn


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