A search has been launched for a missing pensioner with dementia who went out to buy a newspaper and never returned home.
David McLeod left his home on Woodstock Avenue, Galashiels, on Thursday night.
Officers say the 78-year-old can become confused due to his diagnosis and are concerned for his wellbeing.
It is believed that he may have walked towards Tweedbank, along a path known locally as the black path, and passed near to Tweedbank rail station around 8.30pm that evening.
He was seen around 9.15pm walking near to the Ship Inn, East Port, Melrose. It is believed he then walked towards the A6091, Melrose bypass.
He is described as 5ft6, of slim build and has grey hair. When last seen he was wearing a blue jacket, black jeans, a Scotland beanie hat and walking boots.
Chief inspector Vinnie Jones, said: “David has been missing for some time now, including overnight, and we are becoming increasingly concerned about his well-being. He has been diagnosed with dementia and may have become confused.
“I am appealing to the public to help as it is vital that we find him as soon as possible.
“Anyone who may have seen David or know where he might be is asked to get in touch immediately.
“I would also ask people in the area to check their gardens, sheds and outhouses. Also, if you have dash-cam footage that might help, or private CCTV, please call us on 101, quoting incident number 3373 of Thursday, December 16, 2021.”
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