Search for missing Grimsby teenager believed to be camping in Scotland

Images released by Police Scotland who are looking to trace missing Grimsby teenager Anthony Cook
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Police in Scotland have issued an appeal to track down a Grimsby teenager who has been reported missing.

Anthony Cook, 18, is believed to be camping in the Edinburgh area. He was reported missing on Sunday, May 19. He is described as white, around 6ft with short, brown hair and was last seen wearing a black hooded jacket, dark skinny jeans, black shoes and carrying a black rucksack.

Police Scotland say enquiries so far have found Anthony bought several items, including a dark blue two-person Ordos tent and a blue Skyhigh 700 sleeping bag, at a camping shop on Causewayside, Edinburgh, on Monday, May 20.


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

“It is believed he may be camping with locations including near the Water of Leith in the Balerno area, around Heriot-Watt University or in the Pentland Hills.

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

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

Anyone who can help is asked to call Police Scotland on 101, quoting reference number 0348 of Monday, 20 May, 2024.