Brian McGowan

Brian McGowan

Police in Forth Valley are asking residents in the Plean area to check outhouses and gardens to help trace missing man, Brian McGowan.

Brian, age 42, was last seen in the Gillespie Terrace area around 4pm on Thursday 21 September but has failed to return home or be in contact with anyone since.

Ongoing enquiries have revealed a probable sighting of Brian in the Gallamuir Drive area around 1.30am on Friday 22 September.

A number of police resources have been deployed to the Plean area conducting searches, however since this time there have been no further reported sightings.

Officers are concerned for Brian’s welfare and are eager for any information that may lead to his whereabouts.

Brian is described as 5’10’’ tall, slim build with short dark hair and speaks with a Stirling accent. He has blue eyes and tattoos on his fingers.

He was last seen wearing a black baseball cap, a black G-Star jacket, grey Armani jumper, grey adidas tracksuit bottoms with black stripes on the sides and black and grey adidas Y3 trainers.

Inspector Donna Bryans of Stirling Police Station said: “Brian has now been missing for two-weeks and it is vital that we find him.

“I would like to thank the local community who have come out to search for Brian and helped with our investigations so far.

“I would ask residents and visitors to Plean, as well as visitors to Plean Country Park, to be vigilant and report any sighting of anyone seen matching Brian’s description.

“Similarly, I would ask local residents to check their gardens and outhouses, as this may lead us to discovering Brian’s whereabouts.”

Those with information can contact Police Scotland via 101, quoting incident number 2186 of 22nd September.


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Communities: All, Bannockburn, Forth Valley, Stirling