Police believe missing man from England may be camping in Scotland

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Police have launched a search for an 18-year-old man who may be camping in the Edinburgh area.

Anthony Cook was reported missing from Grimsby in Lincolnshire on Sunday and is believed to have travelled to the Scottish capital.

The teenager was spotted buying equipment at a camping shop on Causewayside on Monday, including a dark blue two-person Ordos tent and a blue SkyeHigh 700 sleeping bag.

Investigating Police Scotland officers believe he may be camping near the Water of Leith in the Balerno area, around Heriot-Watt University or in the Pentland Hills.

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CCTV of the teenager. Pic: Police Scotland

Sergeant David Tainish said: “Concerns are growing for Anthony and we need to make sure he is safe and well.

“We are asking anyone who has seen Anthony or knows where he might be to get in touch.”

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Mr Cook is around 6ft tall with short brown hair and an English accent. When last seen he was wearing a black hooded jacket, dark skinny jeans, black shoes and was carrying a black rucksack.

Sergeant Tainish added: “If you are out and about and see anyone matching his description or camping equipment similar to those he has bought, then please make contact with officers.”

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