20th February 2018
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Search for missing pensioner

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Police are still looking for a Lerwick  pensioner who was reported missing yesterday sparking a full-scale search.

The coastguard helicopter was scrambled to assist with the hunt for Alistair Wishart, 74, last night. But this morning police reissued a statement saying the force was concerned about his whereabouts.

Alistair Wishart

Alistair Wishart

Mr Wishart was last seen within the Parkfield area of Lerwick. He was wearing a navy jacket, navy jogging bottoms and navy slip on canvas shoes.

Police described him as 5ft 3ins, slim build with short grey/white hair. He has a beard and moustache and wears circular glasses.

Officers urged householders and business owners in Lerwick to check gardens and outhouses.

Inspector Eddie Graham said: “I would ask that all householders within the Lerwick area check all garden sheds, outbuildings and parked vehicles as Alistair may have become disorientated and sought shelter in the inclement weather we have been experiencing recently.

“Due to Alistair’s age and vulnerability, I would stress the urgency in checking property and coming forward with any information that may help assist in this inquiry.”

Officers from the police, coastguard and Dogs Against Drugs have all taken part in the search which restarted at 7am today.

Anyone with information regarding Mr Wishart’s whereabouts should contact Lerwick police on 101.

The Coastguard helicopter scans the Clickimin Loch during the search for Alistair Wishart on Sunday. Photo: Austin Taylor

The Coastguard helicopter scans the Clickimin Loch during the search for Alistair Wishart on Sunday. Photo: Austin Taylor

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