Concerns grow for elderly man who disappeared overnight from care home

James Clark, 86, was last seen at the Cozieglen junction in Carluke on Saturday evening.

Police say concerns are growing for missing elderly man from Orchard Care Home in Carluke Police Scotland

An elderly man has been reported missing from a care home in Lanarkshire. 

James Clark left the Orchard Care Home on Waygateshaw Road, Crossford, in Carluke around 6.20pm on Saturday.

The 86-year-old was heading along Braidwood Road and was seen a short time later at the junction with Cozieglen but has not been seen since. 

Police have said there are growing concerns for his welfare.

Mr Clark is described as around 5ft 4ins, of slim build with grey hair. When last seen he was wearing dark navy coloured trousers, a forest green fleece top and black shoes with velcro straps. He may also have been wearing gloves.

Inspector Peter Johnstone said: “James has been missing overnight and we are becoming increasingly concerned. He is new to the area and may have become lost or disorientated.

“It is vital that we find James as soon as we can and I am asking anyone who has seen him or knows where he is to get in touch. Please check any outhouses and sheds in case he has sought shelter.

“If you have been driving in the area please check your dash-cam for any information that could help us to trace James and if you are out and about please keep a look out for him.

“If you see James call us immediately on 101, quoting reference number 3586 of Saturday, April 1, 2023.”

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