A Glasgow family has made a desperate plea for the return of missing Barry Mccullagh, who was last seen nearly two weeks ago.
Barry, 40, was admitted to Royal Alexandra Hospital in Paisley on October 4, after he began to experience hallucinations.
His sister, Stacey, told STV News he had been let out for a cigarette when he disappeared at around 5.20pm on October 5.
“He doesn’t know the area, he was disoriented and seeing things when he got admitted – he was sedated that morning, as well,” she said.
The dad-of-two, who lives in Castlemilk in Glasgow, was last seen on CCTV on Corsebar Road, near the hospital.
“We just want him to come home,” Stacey said. The family have been organising mass searches for Barry throughout Paisley, recruiting locals and plastering the area with missing posters.
“He had nothing on him, not even a jacket – his older son has been out with us searching for him the entire time.”
His other sister, April, said Barry “was not in his right state of mind” at the time of his disappearance.
The family is focusing their search on the woodlands and locations in the immediate area.
A police appeal described Barry as 5ft 9ins in height and of medium build with short, black hair. He was wearing black and navy jogging trousers, a black jacket, and grey and white trainers.
Police has asked members of the public to check their sheds and outbuildings, as they do not believe Barry would have travelled far.
The force said it is out of character for him not to contact family or friends and are growing increasingly concerned for his welfare.
A Police Scotland spokesperson said: “Anyone with any information on Barry’s whereabouts is asked to contact 101 quoting reference 3910 of October 5.”