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Missing man inquiry continues

The inquiry into the missing Longhope resident Lewis Brown was being reviewed by police this week, to ensure that no stone has been left unturned.

Kirkwall Inspector Gordon Deans said they were maintaining an open mind, although there was still no evidence to suggest that Mr Brown, 53, had left the island.

A wide-scale search was launched in Hoy after it emerged that Mr Brown had last been seen on the island around 12.30pm on Wednesday, November 9.

Insp Deans said: “There is a number of inquiries going on in the background in relation to financial checks to make sure there has been no activity — that is all standard.

“The lifeboat in Longhope will be conducting weekly runs up and down the area, as part of their training, but also covers that element of the search.

“We have pretty much spoken to most of the people in the island in the vicinity of where he lived and are keeping his family up-to-date.”

Lewis Brown is described as being 6ft 1ins tall, thin build, shaved head with grey hair ponytail. He was last seen wearing green combat trousers, a dark-coloured top and a camouflage parka jacket.

Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of Mr Brown is asked to contact Kirkwall Police Station on 872241.

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