New Appeal For Man Missing For A Month

4 August 2017, 08:25

Arnold Mouat missing Bo'ness

A fresh appeal has been made to trace a man missing since leaving his home four weeks ago.

Arnold Mouat, 64, was last seen by family at around 11.30pm on Thursday July 6 in his house in Panbrae Road, Bo'ness, but he is thought to have left the property at some point during the night.

He was reported missing to police the following morning and has not been seen since, despite large-scale searches involving divers, mountain rescue and police dogs.

Mr Mouat is around 6ft 3in with a slim build, dark receding hair and a Shetland accent.

He previously lived in Aberdeen and Shetland but the search has been focused around Bo'ness.

Police praised his family for their support over the last four weeks and made a new appeal for that "key piece of information" that could give them answers.

Inspector Martin Rutland said: "Our search for Arnold is ongoing and we are still activity looking to trace him.

"I would like to pay tribute to Arnold's family for their support throughout this time. I would also like to thank the public and media for their assistance throughout this investigation, the response to our appeal has been overwhelming.

"Unfortunately we are still looking for that key piece of information that will give us the answers that Arnold's family are desperately seeking.

"I would again ask anyone who remembers seeing Arnold in the Bo'ness area, either on the night of Thursday July 6 or the early morning of Friday July 7, or recognises his description to come forward. That piece of information may be vital and may be what leads us to tracing Arnold.

"Those with information regarding Arnold's whereabouts can contact officers at Grangemouth police station on 101, quoting incident number 1022 of July 7."