Search for man seen near train tracks in local area stood down

The land and sea search for a man seen near a rail tracks has been stood down.

Police launched an appeal for information after concern was raised for the individual at Barry level crossing yesterday.

A member of the public raised the alarm after spotting the man, aged 30-40 with ginger hair.

The Coastguard was subsequently contacted and the Broughty Ferry lifeboat was launched to join the search.

The water further down from the crossing was searched and coastguard and police officers searched the land nearby.

However, nothing was discovered and the search was stood down.

Officers now want to speak to the person who raised the alarm to gain further information.

A spokeman for the force said: “Police are keen to trace the member of the public who raised these concerns to local Coastguard personnel in order to obtain further information.

“Anyone with knowledge of this incident or who knows the male or observed anyone as described in the area of Barry around this time should contact the police on 101 quoting incident number 1947 of 28/12/2017.”

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