John Curran

UPDATE – Mr Curran has been found safe and well.


Police in Edinburgh are appealing for information to help trace a man reported missing in the Capital.

John Curran was last seen within his home address in Craighall Road at around 11pm yesterday evening.

However, police were contacted at around 6.45am this morning when it was discovered that the 74-year-old was no longer within the property.

Local enquiries are now underway to trace John, who lives with dementia, and anyone who can assist officers with their investigation is asked to come forward.

John is described as white, 6ft tall with a heavy build, clean-shaven face and glasses. He is believed to be wearing denim jeans, a checked shirt and black and grey trainers.

Inspector Alan Bowie said: “At this time we do not know how long John has been away from his home and so we are keen to find him as soon as possible.

“Anyone who believes they have seen him since late on Thursday evening or early Friday morning is asked to contact police immediately.

“Similarly, anyone with information as to John’s current whereabouts is also asked to get in touch.”

Those with information can contact Police Scotland on 101.