Monday 20th July 2020,
North Edinburgh Community News

Police appeal for help tracing a man missing from the local area

Police in Edinburgh have released CCTV images of missing man James Cornforth as inquiries continue to trace him.

The 36-year-old was last seen leaving the cinema in Ocean Terminal shopping centre in Leith shortly after 3pm on Tuesday 5th February.

He is then understood to have returned to an address in the Waterfront Avenue area for a short period of time, however hasn’t returned home or been in contact with anyone since this time.

A CCTV image released by Police Scotland today

Inquiries have established that James attended the Tesco Express store on Queensferry Road at around 5.40pm later that day.

James is described as white, around 5ft 10ins tall, medium build with short light-brown hair. He speaks with a local accent and has a tribal sleeve tattoo on his right arm from his shoulder to elbow. He has a coloured thistle tattoo on his right ankle and when last seen was wearing a grey hoodie, blue cotton jogging bottoms, trainers and a black waist-length jacket.

He has links to the Granton area of the city and may be seeking to travel to the Isle of Skye or Glencoe areas.

Inspector David Hughes from Drylaw Police Station said: “As time passes we are becoming increasingly concerned for James’s welfare and this is out of character for him not to be in contact with anyone for this length of time.

“We believe James may using public transport or travelling on foot, and would ask anyone who may have seen, or spoken to him, since Tuesday 5th January, to contact us as soon as possible.

“Anyone who may have any information that can help our inquiries and trace James is asked to get in touch immediately.”

Those with information are asked to contact Police Scotland on 101, quoting incident number 1134 of 7th February.

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