Police seek information on missing 93-year-old Hawick woman Jean Arres

A new Police Scotland sign''British Open Golf, Muirfield, Gullane 18/7/2013

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Police have issued an urgent appeal for information this morning in tracing a 93-year-old woman who has gone missing from her home near Hawick.

Jean Arres, who stays at Whiteburn, Southdean ten miles south of Hawick, was last seen at her home around 9pm on Saturday, by family members.

She was reported missing yesterday after she failed to turn up for church.

She is described as white, 5ft 2ins tall, with a slight build, and grey hair.

She normally wears a grey/blue jacket tied around the waist with baler twine, and cream corduroy trousers. She is also likely to be wearing wellies.

Inspector Callum McDonald, from Police Scotland, said: “Jean hasn’t been seen or heard from since Saturday, and we are growing increasingly concerned for her safety the longer she remains missing.

“It is likely that she has gone out for a walk and got into difficulty, and we are receiving assistance from Tweed Valley Mountain Rescue and the Border Search and Rescue Unit as we undertake searches of the local area.

“I would appeal to anyone who has been walking in the local area and thinks they may have seen her since she went missing to contact Police Scotland immediately.

“Anyone else with information regarding her whereabouts should also get in touch.”

Anyone with information should contact Police Scotland on 101.