Missing Saltcoats man Jamie Cannon turns 20 today, as the search to find him goes on.

Jamie was last seen on Kinnier Road at around 10am on Thursday, May 20 last year. He was reported missing on Saturday, May 22.

The 20-year-old is described as being 6ft 1in tall and was wearing grey jogging bottoms, grey trainers, and a blue jacket when he was last seen. He was also carrying a camouflage backpack.

Almost eight months later and family and friends are still looking for answers surrounding Jamie's disappearance.

Ardrossan and Saltcoats Herald: Jamie's dad, John, issues an appeal to find his son (Image- Charlie Gilmour)Jamie's dad, John, issues an appeal to find his son (Image- Charlie Gilmour)

Ayrshire's top police officer, Faroque Hussain, issued a reappeal on Twitter for the public to cast their minds back to May 20, 2021 and think if they can remember any vital help information that would help to trace Jamie.

Chief Superintendent Faroque Hussain said: "Today is Jamie’s birthday & my thoughts very much remain with his family & friends.

"As a parent, I cannot imagine the anguish Jamie’s parents are going through.

"Please cast your mind back to 20 May. Do you recall seeing anyone in Ayrshire fitting Jamie’s description?"


At the time of Jamie's disappearance, Inspector Colin Shearer of Irvine police station said: “We are growing concerned for the welfare of Jamie as this is completely out of character for him. His family and friends are extremely worried about him. 

“Jamie, if you are reading this appeal, I would ask you to make contact with the police or your family or friends to let them know you are safe and well.”

Other birthday messages have been posted online, with friends and family wishing Jamie a happy birthday, and saying how much he is loved and missed.

Ardrossan and Saltcoats Herald: Search parties have been out looking for Jamie (Image - Charlie Gilmour)Search parties have been out looking for Jamie (Image - Charlie Gilmour)

Jamie's mum, Lynn, was one of those to post a birthday message.

She said: "Happy 20th birthday son. I miss and love you so much.

"I just wish you would come home. You should be here celebrating with your family.

"Love you, son."

Anyone with anyone with any information about Jamie can contact police on 101, quoting incident number 1623 of May 22, 2021.