Missing man Allan Burns from Kilbarchan
Almost two weeks since he went missing, Police Scotland officers continue extensive searches for 71-year-old Allan Burns who has been missing from his home in Kilbarchan since Friday, 18 January 2019.
There have been several sightings of Mr Burns on the cycle path between Barrhill Crescent, Kilbarchan and Lochwinnoch on the day he went missing. At the time he was wearing a grey knitted hat, a khaki green waterproof jacket with a tartan lining, dark blue jeans, grey walking boots, a maroon and grey striped scarf and black gloves. He is described as being about 5’ 8” in height, slim build with short grey hair, green eyes and clean shaven.
Chief Inspector Hazel Scott, area commander for Renfrew, said:
"A number of officers and specialist resources including our Search Teams, Mounted Branch, Dog and Underwater Units are continuing to search for Allan.
"We also continue to review CCTV and there have been sightings of him in Barhill Crescent, Kilbarchan and in Bridesmill Road and Lochgilp Road, near to Church Street, in Lochwinnoch.
"As a result, the focus of our searches moved to Lochwinnoch and I'm urging locals in and around the area to check their gardens, sheds, garages and outbuildings as soon as they can. Allan may have gone off the track into a village, so I would also ask you to check your dashcam.
"I would like to thank the public for their assistance and emphasis that our officers remain committed to finding him.
"If you have any knowledge of his current whereabouts or recognise his description and remember seeing him since around or after 3.15pm on Friday, 18 January, please get in touch a matter of urgency.
"Our thoughts remain with Allan's family at this extremely difficult time. They are being supported and kept updated with any developments. They are very grateful for the support provided by the public so far.
If you have information which can help find Mr Burns contact Police Scotland via 101.