Arnold Mouat

Update 14th July

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Police Scotland is appealing for information in order to trace 64-year-old Arnold Mouat, who has been missing for one week.

Arnold was last seen around 11.30pm on Thursday, July 6, within an address in Panbrae Road, Bo’ness. He subsequently left the property at some point during the night and has not been seen since. He was reported missing to police on the morning of Friday, July 7.

In a statement issued through Police Scotland, Arnold’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 Arnold.

“This includes the volunteers who assisted the police with searches yesterday morning and afternoon.

"This has been a very 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.

“Likewise, Arnold, if you’re reading this then please let us know that you’re okay.”Arnold is described as white man with a slim build, blue coloured eyes and dark receding hair. He is around 6ft 3” tall and has a North Scotland (Shetland) accent.

He is believed to be wearing blue trainers but the rest of his clothing is unknown. He has previously lived in the Aberdeen and Shetland areas.

Since Arnold’s disappearance was reported to police officers have taken a number of steps to trace him.

Local and specialist resources have been deployed across the Forth Valley, West Lothian and South Queensferry areas. Police dogs have conducted searches along with the Police Scotland helicopter and Police Scotland Marine Unit.

A media and social media appeal has been launched along with a poster campaign. Over half a million people have been reached since last Friday via Police Scotland’s social media channels.

A public search of the Bo’ness area was also conducted on Thursday, July 13, which was attended by 59 volunteers.

Inspector Jim Young of Falkirk Police Station said: “We are continuing our search to find Arnold today and are again appealing to the public for their assistance.

“'I'd like to pay tribute to Arnold's family who have shown incredible strength during what is undoubtedly a very difficult time. I would also like to thank the public for their assistance throughout this investigation, their support has been crucial.

“Unfortunately we are still looking for that key piece of information that will lead to us finding Arnold and give us the answers his family are desperately seeking.

“I would again ask anyone who remembers seeing Arnold on the morning of Friday, July 7, or recognises his description to come forward. That piece of information may be vital and lead to us tracing Arnold.”

Those with information can contact officers at Falkirk Police Station on 101, quoting incident number 1022 of July 7.


Update 11th July 

Police Scotland is issuing a further appeal for information in order to trace 64-year-old Arnold Mouat, who is missing from the Bo’ness area. 

Arnold was last seen around 11.30pm on Thursday, July 6, within an address in Panbrae Road, Bo’ness.  He subsequently left the property at some point during the night and has not been seen since. 

Police are very concerned for Arnold’s welfare and are eager to trace him as soon as possible.  Officers are asking people both in the Bo’ness, West Lothian and Falkirk areas to check their gardens, garages and outhouse for any signs of Arnold.

Arnold is described as a white man with a tanned complexion.  He is around 6ft 3” in height with dark receding hair. 

He is believed to be wearing distinctive blue running trainers, however the rest of his clothing is unknown. 

Since Arnold was reported missing, Police Scotland has taken a number of steps to trace him.  

Specialist resources have been deployed, including search and rescue officers, the dog unit and the Police Scotland helicopter.  Local officers have also undertaken searches in both the immediate and wider areas.

Police Scotland has also launched a media and social media campaign, which has resulted in over 90,000 people being reached via Facebook.  A poster campaign will also be launched today (Tuesday, July 11). 

Inspector Alyson Bolton of Falkirk Police Station said:  “I would thank everyone who has assisted with our search to find Arnold. 

“Unfortunately he has not yet been traced and Arnold has now been missing for a significant amount of time.

“Arnold is a keen walker and we believe he may visit the Bo’ness Foreshore, West Lothian Golf Club or various canal paths in the local area.

“He may also have travelled to other parks in the area such as Beecraigs or Callendar Park, and may also have gone to the Linlithgow or South Queensferry areas. 

“I would also urge members of the public living in the Bo’ness and wider areas to assist our search by checking their gardens and outhouses, as this may help to establish Arnold’s whereabouts. 

"All these efforts will help us to trace Arnold.”


Arnold Mouat

Police Scotland is appealing for information in order to trace a 64-year-old man, who is missing from the Bo’ness area.

Arnold Mouat was last seen within an address in Panbrae Road, Bo’ness, around 11.30pm on Thursday, July 6. He subsequently left the property at some point during the night and has not been seen since.

Officers are very concerned for Arnold’s welfare and are eager to trace him as soon as possible.

Arnold is described as a white man with a tanned complexion. He is around 6ft 3” in height with dark receding hair. He is believed to be wearing distinctive blue running trainers, however the rest of his clothing is unknown.

Arnold is an avid walker and officers believe he may visit the Bo’ness Foreshore, West Lothian Golf Club or various canal paths in the local area.

In addition, he may travel to other parks in the area such as Beecraigs or Callendar Park, and may also go to Linlithgow or South Queensferry.

Inspector John Kellett of Falkirk Police Station said: “Arnold has now been missing for some time and we are growing very concerned for his welfare. It is crucial that we trace him as soon as possible.

“I would ask those in both the Bo’ness area, and the wider areas of Forth Valley and West Lothian, to think if they have seen a man matching Arnold’s description. If they have done so, please contact police as soon as possible.

“I would also appeal to Arnold to get in touch with either his family or police to let us know his whereabouts.”

Those with information can contact officers at Falkirk Police Station on 101, quoting incident number 1022 of July 7.


 

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