Police in plea to trace missing 86-year-old East Dunbartonshire man

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Officers are issuing a fresh appeal for help in tracing a vulnerable 86-year-old East Dunbartonshire man who vanished on Sunday.

Neil McFarlane (86), was last seen by his family at home at Craigmaddie, Milngavie around 6.45pm hours on Sunday, November 19.

He has since been reported missing to police.

Neil is described as white, around 5ft 9 inches in height and of medium build and bald. He is wearing a brown hat with a rim, a tweed jacket, blue shirt, black trousers and tan coloured shoes.

Sgt Alan Ferris from Kirkintilloch is appealing for the public for any information on Mr McFarlane’s whereabouts.

He said: “As time passes, his family and police are becoming increasingly concerned for his wellbeing. Mr McFaralane suffers from Dementia and although he is 86 years of age, he is active and is known to walk considerable distances. He also uses buses and has previously stayed on them until the end of their route, so he has been located before as far as Balfron and Buchanan Street Bus Station. “We are currently carrying out searches and enquiries to trace Mr McFarlane and I would urge anyone who may have seen him, or anyone with any information on his whereabouts to contact Kirkintilloch Police Office through 101.

“I would also ask local residents to check their gardens, or any outbuildings in case he has taken shelter there, and contact police with any information.”