The sister of missing Annan man Ian Carruthers have called out for information in his birthday week.
Ian will celebrate his 31st birthday on Friday and his sister has issued an appeal for him or anyone who has information to get in touch.
Ian has been missing for nearly six weeks and was last seen at around 1.30am on Friday 17 January in the Longmeadow Avenue area of the town.
Police have utilised specialist search officers on land and water, door-to-door enquiries, numerous appeals, police helicopter searches and CCTV trawls of the town and local businesses. Despite thorough analysis of all the information, his disappearance currently remains unresolved.
Tracy Kindness, sister of Ian Carruthers, said: “It is Ian’s birthday on Friday and the thought of him spending it alone breaks our heart.
“We are a close family and want to spend his day all together. He usually is in touch with our mum every day, so for him not to be in touch for so long just isn’t like him.
“We would love nothing better to have him back for his birthday this weekend. My mum is distraught with not having him home and the house is a quieter place without him. If we have to spend his birthday without him it will be devastating for all of us. I would urge anyone who has seen Ian or has any information on where he is, to please get in touch with police. Every family should celebrate birthdays and special occasions together and we are no different. We want him home.
Inspector Gordon McKnight, Annan Area Commander said: “Everyone can understand what the family has been going through during the past six weeks. When moments like birthdays come up, it makes the situation all the more difficult as you are celebrating someone who is not there to share the experience.
“If you have seen or heard anything about Ian’s disappearance that might ease the family’s distress please give Annan police a call on 101. No matter how insignificant you think the information is, it might prove to be the vital piece we need.
“We continue to make significant enquiries regarding Ian’s disappearance. Again we must thank the local Annan community for their overwhelming support and response to our appeals and we ask for this assistance to continue.”