Can you help us find missing Newcastle man James Laidlaw?

12 Mar 2018 13:00 PM

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Police are appealing for help from the public to trace a missing Newcastle man.

James Laidlaw, 78, of Millfield Close in Newburn, was reported missing at the weekend and has not been seen since Tuesday.

He was reported missing to police by his family and both they and police are growing increasingly concerned for his welfare.

James is described as white, 5ft7in, of average build and with grey/white hair. He was last seen wearing a blue shirt, tank top and a brown coat.

He has limited hearing and restricted mobility.

Superintendent Mick Paterson said: "We are growing more and more concerned about James. He has now not been seen for nearly a week and is being treated as a high risk missing person.

"This is out of character for him and we really need anyone who believes they may have seen him over the weekend to get in touch.

"His family are understandably very concerned and we want to do everything we possibly can to bring him home to them."

Anyone who may have seen James, or has information about his whereabouts, should contact police on 101 quoting log 526 11/03/18.