Fears grow for missing Hawick man

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Police are appealing for information to help trace a man reported missing in Hawick.

Kevin Shiel, from Noble Place, was last seen outside his home on Tuesday, September 10. However, the 46-year-old has since failed to make contact with friends or family and concern is growing for his welfare.

A member of the family said: “Kevin, please get in touch with any of us to let us know that you’re safe and well.

“Any problems that you may have been worried about have now been sorted.Please come home.”

Kevin requires medication for various health issues and it’s not known if he has taken any of his medication with him.

Anyone who thinks they have seen him since last Tuesday is asked to contact the police.

Kevin is described as white, 6ft 2ins tall, heavy build, with short dark brown hair that is thinning on top. He wears glasses. It is believed he will be wearing either a green zip-up fleece or a blue anorak. He may also be in possession of a rucksack with purple flashes.

A Police Scotland spokesman said: “Kevin has access to money and is able to travel easily. He has previously visited various locations across the Borders, Edinburgh and into England to view art exhibitions and we are eager to hear from anyone who believes they have seen him in the past week.

“Similarly, we would also urge Kevin to get in touch with police or loved ones as soon as possible and let us know he’s safe and well.”

Those with information can contact Police Scotland on 101 or alternatively, the charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.