Police Scotland updates: missing Cumbernauld man

Police Scotland updates: missing Cumbernauld man

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Police are seeking the assistance of the public in trying to locate a man missing from his home since Saturday 2 July 2016.  Thomas Lamb, aged 79, left his home in Almond Road, Abronhill area of Cumbernauld on Saturday 2 July around 11.00am and when he didn’t return home on Saturday night, his family reported him missing to the police.

Enquiries so far have revealed that Mr Lamb was dropped off in Teviot Walk, in the town centre of Cumbernauld, before 6.00pm  on Saturday evening.   It’s believed he is seen outside the Carrickstone Bar talking to someone before making his way through the shopping centre.  He then exits the shopping centre at the old bus station. Thomas Lamb police scotland

He is around 5ft 8 inches in height, grey hair, with a slim build and walks quite slowly.  It’s believed he is wearing black anorak, multi-coloured jumper with a shirt underneath and blue trousers.

Mr Lamb (pictured right) suffered a bereavement recently and has never gone missing before.  His family is extremely concerned and just want to know he is safe and well.

Extensive enquiries have been undertaken since he was reported missing on Saturday night, 2 July, however all attempts to locate him have so far been unsuccessful.

Inspector Hugh Burns said: “Mr Lamb is very close to his family and it is out of character for him to go off and not return or contact his family.  Given his age and the fact that he hasn’t contacted his family, we are growing increasingly concerned for his welfare.  If anyone has seen or has any information or knowledge as to Mr Lamb’s whereabouts, please call us as soon as possible.

Inspector Philip Maguire from Cumbernauld Police Office added: “Mr Lamb has now been missing for more than two days without making any contact with his family which is completely out of character.

“He lost his wife very recently and is understandably very upset. His family are all very concerned about his well-being and just want to know he is ok.

Listen to Jules Crispin on Revival Drivetime talking to Inspector David Bruce of Police Scotland.

“Officers have been carrying out extensive enquiries in the Cumbernauld area and have also visited several public houses in Glasgow city centre, which Mr Lamb has been known to spend time in. However all attempts to locate him so far have been unsuccessful.

“I would appeal to everyone to look at Mr Lamb’s picture and if you think you may have seen him please get in touch.

“Anyone with information regarding his whereabouts is asked to contact officers at Cumbernauld Police Office on 101.”

Mr Lamb’s son Stephen Lamb, 45, said: “Dad is very much a homebody who loves spending time with his family. He is elderly and frail and has been very upset since the passing of my mum.

“This is the first time he has ever disappeared for one night, let alone two, and we are all very concerned about him.

“Dad has lived in the community for over 40 years and has a daily routine of walking up to Abronhill town centre for his paper. He is well-known locally and I would ask anyone who may have seen him in the area to please contact Police Scotland on 101.”

Anyone with information is asked to call officers at Cumbernauld Police Office on 101.

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