'Do not approach': Search ongoing for hiker missing for more than a year

James Clacher was last seen in Airdrie about 17 months ago - with his car being found at Loch Long.

Search ongoing for Lanarkshire hiker James Clacher missing for more than a year Police Scotland

People have been warned not to approach a hiker who went missing 17 months ago as police continue to search for him.

James Clacher, from Bellshill in North Lanarkshire, was last seen in Airdrie at about 4pm on Monday, May 30, 2022.

His car, a Suzuki Swift, was found more than 50 miles away a day later at Loch Long car park in Arrochar, Argyll and Bute.

Police said the 55-year-old may have also travelled through the Tyndrum area at the time of his disappearance.

Missing: James Clacher

Officers warned members of the public not to approach Mr Clacher and to contact police if they see him.

Clacher is described as 5ft 6in tall, of athletic build and has a shaved head. 

He was last seen wearing khaki-coloured trousers, a dark hooded jacket, a dark t-shirt, a dark baseball cap and dark-coloured boots.

Inspector Alex Clark said: “James has now been missing for over a year. Despite extensive police enquiries and searches by officers and our partners, he remains missing.” 

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