A missing pensioner who travelled across the border into England without contacting family is now believed to be in Bolton.
Concern is mounting over the welfare of Patrick Harvey after he disappeared from Kilsyth more than two weeks ago when he is understood to have taken a train from Glasgow Central station to Blackpool on the morning of July 3.
The 69-year-old is thought to have continued further south in Lancashire and may be somewhere in the town since he was last seen at around 10pm on Saturday, July 2.
It is unknown whether Mr Harvey has any connections in the area, however investigators say they are growing “increasingly worried” over his wellbeing.
Patrick is described as being around 6ft 1in tall, with greying hair and was understood to be wearing blue jeans, a black jacket and grey trainers.
Sergeant Pamela McFarlane, of Cumbernauld Police Station, said: “Our enquiries are ongoing to trace Patrick. It is out of character for him to be away for so long and his family are growing increasingly concerned for his welfare.
“We have had reported sightings of him in Blackpool but we now believe that he is in the Bolton area.”