Missing Tilbury man spotted in Glasgow

A man from Tilbury who was reported missing two months ago is believed to have been spotted in Scotland.

Paul McEwen was reported missing by his wife on November 17 after she had not seen him for 10 days.

The 49-year-old handyman from Tilbury in Essex is described as white, of thin build, about 5ft 10in tall and has light-brown hair. He speaks with a strong Scottish accent.

On New Year’s Eve, a woman was approached by a man under the Erskine Bridge on the River Clyde near Glasgow Airport. He was wearing high-visibility trousers and jacket and was carrying a satchel. He had been asking for directions. The woman then saw an article in the local newspaper and recognised the man she had spoken to as Paul.

An Essex Police spokesman said: “We have spoken to this woman who is “confident and adamant” that the man was Paul McEwen. As a result, we are now focusing our enquiries on this sighting and are speaking to bridge employees and contractors who are currently carrying out installation work at the site.”

Anyone with information in connection with this missing person investigation is urged to contact Essex Police on 101.

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