Police search continues

POLICE are continuing to appeal for information on missing Galashiels man Ernest Stephenson.

Extensive searches have failed to trace the 63-year-old postman who was last seen near his Balmoral home in the early hours of Wednesday, June 8.

A Lothian and Borders Police spokesman said: “We are still actively looking for Mr Stephenson and would ask anyone who may have seen him or has information to get in touch.”

Also known as Stevie or Derek, Mr Stephenson suffers from mild diabetes, is 5ft 4ins tall, of medium build with blue eyes and a distinguishing scar on the right side of his neck. He speaks with a local accent and is well known in the town.

He was last seen wearing a black fleece jacket, dark sweatshirt, green polo shirt, black jogging bottoms and grey boots.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police on either 01896 752222 or 01450 375051.