Concern grows for missing pensioner

Police are appealing to the public for information about 66-year old Dennis Brough who has been missing from his home in Stranraer since Wednesday, December 9.

Dennis was last seen by his neighbour leaving his home in Garrick Drive, Stranraer, around 4pm on Wednesday afternoon driving his black Landrover Freelander - registration number FD05EBG.

He is described as white, 6ft in height and is of slim build. He has grey hair and either a grey beard or grey ‘goatee’ beard. It is not known what he was wearing when he left his house.

Inspector Stephen Stiff, Dumfries Police Office, is leading the search for Dennis. He said:

“There has only been one unconfirmed sighting of Dennis since our original appeal and that was in Ardwell, on the road to Mull of Galloway around 7.50am on Thursday 10 December 2015. So it is possible he may still be in the Stranraer or Rhins area or has travelled towards the Machars.

“Dennis was usually seen out walking his dogs in the Torrs Warren/Ringdoo areas but on this occasion he hasn’t taken them with him - they are being looked after as the search continues.

“Dennis is quite a private person and so keeps himself to himself. He doesn’t have any close family, however, friends and neighbours, as well as the police, are becoming increasingly concerned for his safety and well-being.

“I would ask any walkers, mountain bikers or tourists who use the areas we have said he is known to visit to keep an eye out for him or his car.”

Anyone with information can contact police at Stranraer Police Office on 101.