MISSING: ‘Vulnerable’ Scottish holidaymaker is missing in Lanzarote after failing to board flight
A Scottish tourist has vanished in Lanzarote after failing to board his flight home on May 11th, after last being seen at the airport waiting at the check-in area before he got separated from his friend who he was travelling with.
Robert Campbell, aged 44, flew to Lanzarote for a holiday with his mate Paddy, who said that the last time he saw Robert was two hours before the flight was due to leave as the pair had just checked in their luggage.
Paddy had then given Robert a bag with money and his passport inside it, which was the last time anyone has seen or heard from him.
According to the missing Scot's friends on social media, Police Scotland had confirmed to them that Robert's passport had been used to enter the country at Edinburgh airport. However, this has now been confirmed as not being the case and that Robert has been reported missing and that they are still trying to trace him.
Robert had reportedly decided to fly home early due to his friend Paddy becoming ill, and was supposed to arrive back in Scotland today, May 16th, but decided to pay extra to get an earlier flight home.
He also goes by the name Rab and has been described by his friends online as being a vulnerable person, and they are getting increasingly concerned about his disappearance as it is his first time abroad and will soon run out of his medication and become disorientated. They are urging anyone who may have seen him to get in touch with Police Scotland.
Robert has been described as being around 5ft 4in and was last seen wearing a black body warmer, with Celtic branded sunglasses, and a pair of 'beats' style headphones. His friend Paddy, who travelled with him to Lanzarote, posted on social media: "I don't want to think the worst I always want to keep thinking positive that he's safe wherever he is."
Two of Robert's closest friends are travelling to Lanzarote today to help in the search for him, so if you have any information about his whereabouts, please contact us here at the Canarian Weekly.