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CCTV appeal in search for missing 71-year-old with dementia

Allan Burns was last seen on Friday at around 3.15pm on a cycle path walking towards Lochwinnoch.

CCTV footage has been released in the search for a missing pensioner with dementia in Renfrewshire.

Allan Burns from Kilbarchan was last seen on Friday at around 3.15pm on a cycle path walking towards Lochwinnoch.

When he did not return home that night he was reported missing by his concerned family.

In the video, the 71-year-old – who does not have his medication – can be seen walking from his home to the nearby cycle path.

Inspector Jim Cast said: “Allan is without his medication and as every day passes without contact from him our concerns is increasing.

“The weather is extremely cold at the moment and this makes finding Allan safe and well even more important.

“We are aware he goes walking along the cycle path regularly and knows the Kilbarchan, Lochwinnoch and Castle Semple areas well.

“If you use the cycle path and recognise his description and remember seeing him please contact us. I would also urge anyone who uses the cycle path to look out for him.

“If Allan sees or hears our appeal please let police or your family know that you’re safe.”

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Allan Burns was last seen on Friday on the cycle path at Kilbarchan, heading towards Lochwinnoch in Renfrewshire (Police Scotland/PA)

He is about 5ft 8in, of slim build and clean shaven with short grey hair and green eyes.

When last seen Mr Burns was wearing a grey tammy hat, a khaki green waterproof jacket with a tartan lining, dark blue jeans, grey walking boots and a maroon and grey striped scarf.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact Police via 101, quoting incident number 4197 of Friday, 18 January 2019.

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