Matthew Elmer's Family In Plea For Information

The family of a man who went missing a week ago has issued an appeal for information.

Matthew Elmer, from Livingston, West Lothian, was last seen in Poplar Grove at around 6pm on Saturday February 13.

Since then, the 23-year-old has not been in touch with friends or relatives, prompting fears for his wellbeing.

In a statement issued via Police Scotland, Mr Elmer's family said: ''We're overwhelmed by the support shown by the local and wider community and are extremely grateful to everyone who has offered to help find Matthew.

''This has been a desperately difficult time for all of us and we want to find him as quickly as possible.

''We ask anyone who has information that might assist police with their ongoing search effort to please make contact immediately.''

In a direct plea to the missing man himself, they added: ``Likewise, Matthew, if you're reading this then we want to let you know that you are not in trouble in any way but please let us know that you're okay.''

Mr Elmer is described as being white with blue eyes and dark brown hair, which is short at the sides and sometimes styled on top. He is 5ft 8ins tall and has a slim build.

He was last seen wearing a black jacket, black jogging trousers and white canvas laced up trainers. He also has black studs in both ears.

Inspector Myles Marshall, of Livingston police station, said: ''Our search for Matthew continues, however we are growing increasingly concerned for his welfare as more time passes.

''Anyone who has seen Matthew or has information relevant to our inquiries is asked to contact police immediately and can even do so anonymously should they wish.

''I also appeal to Matthew directly to contact us or a family member to let us know you are safe.''

Anyone with information should contact Police Scotland on 101.