Bedhampton man missing in Scotland may have taken refuge police say

Missing man Jason Gates from Bedhampton last seen in Scotland. Pictured here with his spaniel Max PPP-160321-141039001
Missing man Jason Gates from Bedhampton last seen in Scotland. Pictured here with his spaniel Max PPP-160321-141039001
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AN ACCOUNTANT missing in Scotland may have taken refuge in an outbuilding, Police Scotland have said.

Jason Gates, 36, from Bedhampton, was reported missing on March 17 but last seen on March 12.

Missing man Jason Gates from Bedhampton last seen in Scotland PPP-160321-135934001

Missing man Jason Gates from Bedhampton last seen in Scotland PPP-160321-135934001

His father Malcolm Gates has told how police are trying to track his son’s credit cards to find him.

Mr Gates has done for a walking holiday with his spaniel Max.

His car and dog have since been found.

Chief Inspector Jennifer MacDonald said: ‘Although no public searches are being organised at this time, we would like to thank the public for their support to date and would appeal to local residents in the area to check outbuildings, sheds and holiday homes in case Jason has taken shelter locally.

‘Also, we know the area is popular with walkers and would ask that anything that may assist the search effort is reported to police, even if it seems insignificant.’

Jason is described as being 6ft 3ins tall, slim, with short, cropped greying hair with facial stubble.