Daughter of missing Lenzie man in heartfelt plea to trace him

Stephen Watt
Stephen Watt

The daughter of a man missing from his home in Lenzie since Sunday morning has made a heartfelt plea on Twitter to help trace him.

Police are becoming increasingly concerned for the safety of Stephen Watt who was last seen around 11am on December 28. He had left his home in Craigenbay Crescent in the town to go to the local shops.

Officers are appealing to the public to help trace the 66-year-old retired Stow College lecturer.

His daughter Elise Sharky took to Twitter last night in a bid to find her dad.

She tweeted: “Please keep Twitter lit up over night in our search for my dad, Stephen Watt. Spread the word.”

Stephen is a volunteer with 1st Lenzie Boys’ Brigade and the group have issued a plea for his safe return on their Facebook page. They said: “Stephen is still missing from Lenzie. Please keep on sharing, telling people and praying for Stephen’s family.”

Stephen is white, around 5 ft 10 inches in height, with a medium build, short grey hair, blue eyes and was clean shaven. He was wearing a dark brown fleece jacket and tan coloured trousers.

He often walks in the area of Bothlyn Bank Cottage Waterfall.

A police spokesman said Stephen has never gone missing before. He has recently been dealing with some personal issues and his family is extremely worried about him.

Officers have been making door-to-door inquiries and a police helicopter has been scouring the area in an effort to find him.

An underwater police team has also searched a nearby burn.

Inspector Iain Greene said: “Extensive enquiries are underway but so far all efforts to locate him have proved unsuccessful.

“Stephen is fit and able but he is not adequately dressed for this cold weather and we are increasingly concerned for his welfare.

“If anyone has seen Stephen or has any knowledge as to his whereabouts please do contact police immediately.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact Kirkintilloch police office on 101.