South Scotland

Family's plea to missing man Allan McTeir

Allan McTeir
Image caption Mr McTeir's family appealed for him to contact them to let them know he was safe and well

The family of a Borders man last seen in London more than three weeks ago have appealed for him to come home.

Allan McTeir, who is originally from Peebles, was last seen at a relative's address in the Lambeth area on 18 June.

He has failed to make contact with friends or family since sending a message from around the Heathrow Bus Station area the following day.

A statement from his family said they were "extremely worried" and were "desperate to hear from him".

Police inquiries have revealed the 48-year-old could be somewhere in Exeter or elsewhere on England's south coast.

A statement on behalf of his family said: "We love you and miss you and are really concerned about you; and want to know that you are safe and well.

"If anyone knows where Allan is then please let the police know."

Insp Mike Wynne said the search was also ongoing in the Scottish Borders.

"However, he has worked in the licensed trade for much of his life and has established a number of contacts across the UK," he added.

"As such, our investigation has suggested he may be somewhere in the south of England and we are working with our colleagues in other police forces as we continue in our efforts to trace Allan.

"Allan is asked to make contact with a friend, loved one or with the police and let us know he's safe and well.

"Similarly, anyone else who hears this appeal and has information that can assist with our investigation is also asked to get in touch."

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