The parents of a missing student have issued an appeal for him to come home.
Antoine Maury, a 21-year-old French national studying in Edinburgh, has been missing since 10.30pm on Monday, October 24, when he suddenly left his friends at Edinburgh College’s Milton Road East Campus.
In a statement issued through Police Scotland Pascal and Laura Maury said: “We are desperate to find Antoine and are appealing to anyone who might have information as to where he is or know if someone is sheltering him.
“We want him to know that we love him, he is not in trouble and for him to come home. We ask that anyone living in the area to please check their outbuildings and garages again to confirm that Antoine is not hiding there.”
Antoine is believed to have been seen on Monday, October 24, between 10.45pm and 11pm near to the Duddingston Village area of Holyrood Park, heading into the park.
The man, who matched the 21-year-old’s description, was seen topless, and officers are continuing to keep an open mind in relation to his clothing.
A significant search operation continues to trace Antoine. The Police Scotland Marine Unit have been deployed along with specialist searchers within Holyrood Park.
Officers are continuing to scour CCTV images and door-to-door enquiry will continue today in the Duddingston area and at Pollock Halls.
Police Scotland has also launched a media campaign and posters will be distributed today.
Inspector Alan Carson of Edinburgh Division said: “We are continuing our search to find Antoine today and are still appealing to the public for their assistance.
“This is a live missing person investigation and we are very concerned for Antoine’s welfare. I would urge anyone with information about his whereabouts to contact us immediately.
“Any information passed to police may hold the key to finding Antoine.”
Those with information regarding the search for Antoine can contact Police Scotland on 101.