Chesterfield residents urged to help trace a missing man

Pictured is missing man Kenneth Thomson.
Pictured is missing man Kenneth Thomson.

Police in Scotland have appealed to people in the Chesterfield area to help them trace a missing man.

Police and the family of 54-year-old Kenneth Thomson are growing concerned for his welfare.

Mr Thomson went missing from Beattock, near Lockerbie, on Wednesday, April 29.

Despite extensive local coverage, appeals and enquiries into his whereabouts there have been no reported sightings of him since he went missing.

Mr Thomson is described as being about 6ft 2ins tall, of medium build, with fair hair which is balding on top.

He speaks with a Zimbabwean accent.

Mr Thomson has his passport with him.

Inspector Gordon McKnight of Police Scotland at Lockerbie said: “We think there’s a possibility that Mr Thomson may be in Chesterfield or the surrounding area.

“We are keen to hear from anyone who may have had contact with Kenneth over the past few weeks, or who may know of his current whereabouts.

“Sadly, Mr Thomson’s father is now gravely ill in hospital in Dumfries and the family are urgently appealing to Kenneth to get in touch, either with them or with Police Scotland.”

Anyone with any information can call Police Scotland at Lockerbie on 101.