Glasses, Clothes And Phone Found In Search For Missing Student

24 November 2016, 13:09

Police have praised the ''dignity and bravery'' of the family of a missing French student as they continue the search for him.

It's as they tell Heart some of Antoine Maury's clothes, his glasses and mobile phone have been found behind Holyrood High School.

The 21 year-old was last seen at about 10pm on Monday October 24 when he left the company of his friends at Edinburgh College's Milton Road East campus.

A man matching his description was later seen between 10.45pm and 11pm near to the Duddingston Village area of Holyrood Park, heading into the park.

The man was believed to be topless and this is believed to be the last known sighting of Mr Maury.

Specialist searches involving divers, mountain rescue teams and a dog unit have been concentrated in the Holyrood Park and Duddingston Village area, but police say they are still ''looking for that key piece of information''.

The 21-year-old is white, with a medium build and green eyes. He is about 6ft with short brown hair and a beard. He has a tattoo of a bleeding hand on his forearm.

At the last confirmed sighting, Mr Maury was wearing a brown/green bomber jacket with dark chinos and a white beanie hat. He is also believed to have been wearing black and white Vans trainers.

Mr Maury was born and raised in Paris but moved to St Andrews to study when he was 16.

Chief Inspector Kevin McLean said: ''Our search for Antoine is ongoing and we are still activity looking to trace him.

''I would like to pay tribute to Antoine's family and the dignity and bravery they have shown throughout this time. I would also like to thank the public and media for their assistance throughout this investigation, their support has been crucial.

''Unfortunately we are still looking for that key piece of information that will lead to us finding Antoine and give us the answers the Maury family are desperately seeking.

''I would again ask anyone who remembers seeing Antoine on Monday October 24 or recognises his description to come forward. That piece of information may be vital and may be what leads us to tracing Antoine.''

More than 100 volunteers have joined searches for Mr Maury since his disappearance but no trace has been found.