Taxi drivers and hotel owners have been urged to help in the search for a man who has been missing from his north-east home for two days.
Ramunas Spakauskas has not been seen since he left his home in Clerkhill, Peterhead, at around 8.30am on Thursday.
Police officers have launched a major search for the 36-year-old and said they believe he is still in the Peterhead area. They have been knocking on doors in the town to ask if residents have seen him.
Officers are considering the possibility he is staying in a hotel or a guest house in Peterhead or the surrounding area and are speaking with hotel owners.
Another possible scenario, said police, is Mr Spakauskas has travelled by taxi or bus to somewhere outside of the area.
Inspector Paul McCruden said: “Ramunas works in Mintlaw and lives in Peterhead and we are carrying out inquiries in both areas.
“He may have checked in to a hotel in the area so we would encourage hoteliers or guest house owners to get in touch with us if they have seen anyone matching his description or resembling his photograph.
“We are considering if he has travelled by public transport – perhaps a taxi driver or a bus driver has given him a lift. That is the kind of information that is key to this search.”
Mr Spakauskas is described as being around 5ft 10in, of slim build with short light brown hair. He is clean-shaven. When he was last seen he was wearing a black hooded top with green stripes on the sleeves, dark blue jeans and grey trainers.
Insp McCruden added: “It is out of character for Ramunas to not be in touch with his family and naturally they are very concerned for his welfare. We are appealing for anyone who has seen Ramunas or may have information which could assist us to get in touch.
“We also want to reassure Ramunas he is not in trouble in any way; we just want to make sure he is okay.
“Anyone with information is asked to call us on 101 and quote incident 1182 of August 23.”