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WATCH: Police continue search for missing man Arnold Mouat

A fresh appeal has been launched to find a missing man in Bo’ness who has Shetland connections.

Forth Valley police has issued a further call for information this morning to help trace 64-year-old Arnold Mouat, originally from Aith.

Mr Mouat was last seen around 11.30pm on Thursday, at an address in Panbrae Road, Bo’ness.

Officers said he left the property at some point during the night and has not been seen since.

Police said: “We are very concerned for Arnold’s welfare and are eager to trace him as soon as possible. We are asking people both in the Bo’ness, West Lothian and Falkirk areas to check their gardens, garages and outhouse for any signs of Arnold.”

Mr Mouat is described as a white man with a tanned complexion. He is around 6ft 3” in height with dark receding hair.

He is believed to be wearing distinctive blue running trainers, however the rest of his clothing is unknown.

Since Arnold was reported missing, officers have taken a number of steps to find him, including search and rescue officers, the dog unit and the Police Scotland helicopter. Local officers have also undertaken searches in both the immediate and wider areas.

Local officers have also undertaken searches in both the immediate and wider areas.

A social media campaign has been set up which has resulted in over 90,000 people being reached via Facebook, and a poster campaign will be launched today.

Inspector Alyson Bolton of Falkirk Police Station said: “I would thank everyone who has assisted with our search to find Arnold.

“Unfortunately he has not yet been traced and Arnold has now been missing for a significant amount of time.

“Arnold is a keen walker and we believe he may visit the Bo’ness Foreshore, West Lothian Golf Club or various canal paths in the local area.

“He may also have travelled to other parks in the area such as Beecraigs or Callendar Park, and may also have gone to the Linlithgow or South Queensferry areas.

“I would also urge members of the public living in the Bo’ness and wider areas to assist our search by checking their gardens and outhouses, as this may help to establish Arnold’s whereabouts.

“All these efforts will help us to trace Arnold.”

Inspector Bolton provides an update on the ongoing enquiry in the search for Arnold Mouat.

Posted by Forth Valley Police Division on Monday, 10 July 2017

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