Family appeal for help to find missing 80-year-old man

Mr Porteous was last seen at around 10am on Saturday March 21.

Family appeal for help to find missing 80-year-old man

The family of an elderly man missing for a week have urged anyone with information about his whereabouts to get in touch.

Thomas Brian Porteous, 80, was last seen at his home in Woodburn Court in Hamilton, South Lanarkshire at around 10am on Saturday March 21.

Searches of the area have found no trace of him.

The family of Mr Porteous, known as Brian, urged him to let them or police know he is safe, and asked anyone with information about where he might be to get in touch.

In a statement issued through police they said: “Brian is 80 years old but looks younger than his age.

“He is fairly mobile and has a quiet nature. It is not like him not to be in touch. We want to get him home safely as we miss him.”

Mr Porteous is described as white, 5ft 5in, of slim build, with white hair.

His family believe that on the morning he disappeared he was wearing a dark green hooded coat, navy chino-style trousers, a short-sleeved white and navy checked shirt and brown suede walking shoes.

Inspector Roger Bond said: “We have been making extensive inquiries over the last week to try to find Brian and searches will be continuing.

“Officers will be going out whilst adhering to current safe working practices.

“In particular I would appeal to anyone who may have dash-cam footage from the Woodburn Court area around the time when Brian went missing to get in touch as this may be vital information in working out his movements.

“I would also appeal to anyone with private CCTV footage to check it and see if there is anything that might help with our inquiries.

“I would urge local people not to carry out their own searches due to the current nationwide advice to stay at home.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact Police Scotland on 101

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