Police hunt for missing Jewish man

The 32 year old has not been heard from since last Wednesday


Police are searching for a young Jewish man who went missing in Scotland last Wednesday.

Alexander Singerman, a 32 year old from Glasgow, was last seen in the west coast town of Ayr where he works as an archivist. He was due to attend a meeting at a local theatre, but never arrived; his car has been found near his workplace.

In a statement released on Saturday, Chief Inspector Annette Morrison of Ayrshire Police said that officers were continuing their search for Mr Singerman, “carrying out door to door enquiries and speaking to family and friends… supported by specialist search teams and the Force helicopter who are searching where Alexander was last seen, and by colleagues in Greater Glasgow Division who are checking around his family home on the southside of Glasgow and Shawlands where he lives.

“He is usually very active on social media but he doesn’t have his phone with him and has not been online as far as we are aware since he was last seen – which is not like him at all.

“He has a very large circle of friends who, like his family, he keeps in touch with but as they have also heard nothing from him since last week, they too are very concerned.

“One line of enquiry is that he may have decided to travel to London and we are making enquiries there but we cannot confirm that at this time.

“We know that he is dealing with a couple of personal issues just now but nothing that we are aware of that would suggest not being in touch with family”.

Howard and Claire Singerman, Alexander’s parents, described their son as “a very personable man who has a lot of friends”.

In a message to their son on Facebook, they said: "Alex, we need you to see this and just let us know you're fine. All we need is a message or a phone call and then it doesn't matter where you are. Love you so much and desperate to hear from you. Please can Alex's friends help us to share this to help him see it."

The message has been shared over 1,000 times.

Mr Singerman was intending to run the Edinburgh Marathon for the Scottish Refugee Council on May 28.

In a message on his JustGiving page, he wrote: “I'm doing this in memory of my grandmother, Susan Singerman, a Hungarian survivor of Auschwitz who found a home in Scotland after enduring the horror and destruction of the Holocaust.

“I hope that by supporting the Scottish Refugee Council, we can show our solidarity with those seeking to rebuild their lives in safety”.

The police in West Scotland confirmed today that inquiries are ongoing. Anyone who sees Mr Singer should contact the police via 101 quoting reference number 1121/10/05.

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