POLICE APPEAL: Searches ongoing for missing person after car found

By Democrat reporter

Inquiries are ongoing to trace John Smith who has been reported missing in Argyll.  The 84-year-old, who is known as Frank and is from Nottingham, was last seen leaving the Crianlarich Hotel at 7.15am on Thursday 5, August.

His grey Mazda 6 estate car has since been located in a parking area frequently used by walkers to access Ben Cruachan.  Searches have been ongoing in the area on Sunday, 8 August with the assistance of the Police Scotland Mountain Rescue Team.

Inspector Emma Louise Scott of Dumbarton Police Station said: “We are growing increasingly concerned for Frank and considerable effort is being put into locating him by police and partner agencies.

“I would urge anyone who believes they have seen Frank or spoken to him at the any time since Thursday morning to get in touch urgently.

John Smith, distinctive in a white hat, has gone missing in the hills at Crianlarich.

“I would also ask any other walkers in the area to be vigilant and if you believe you have any information which could help with the search then please come forward.

“Anyone who may have seen Frank, or who has any information on his whereabouts, is urged to contact Police Scotland via 101 quoting incident number 0922 of 7 August.”

Frank is described as being 5ft 10 in height of slim build, with grey hair which is thinning on top.

He was last known to be wearing a dark coloured jacket, grey trousers, white shirt and a distinctive white sun cap.

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