Search for Andrew by police and helicopter teams, locals and Facebook

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A search for a missing man and his dog shook the residents of Cowdenbeath and surrounding areas as a helicopter spent the weekend combing fields from above.

50-year-old postie, Andrew Marshall, was last seen at 9am on Friday, 4 November, and 2000 Facebook followers have signed up to a page to help find him.

An extensive search of open ground utilising Police Search Officers, SARDA, Tayside and Ochil Mountain Rescue Teams and Skywatch Civil Air Patrol was undertaken over the weekend in the Cowdenbeath area.

Officers are currently investigating a possible sighting of Andrew on Whitefield Road, Dunfermline on Saturday evening.

A spokesman said: “We are particularly keen to trace a man who was walking in the area and may have spoken to Andrew, who appears to have been looking for his dog. Given the freezing temperatures overnight there is considerable concern for Andrews wellbeing. Fife Police are appealing to residents in the Dunfermline, Townhill and Kingseat areas to check their gardens and outbuildings. Andrew who is described as being 50 years of age, 5ft 3in tall, slim build, dark greying hair, glasses, wearing a blue coat, jeans and dark wellingtons, it is believed Andrew is no longer accompanied by his white Staffordshire Terrier dog.

Any possible sightings or information should be reported to Fife Police on 0845 6005702.

A Facebook page with over 2000 followers already has been set up by friends, called ‘Help find Andrew Marshall’

The page is @ https://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Help-find-Andrew-Marshall/190689341011964.