South Scotland

Concerns for missing Jedburgh man grow 'by the hour'

William Notley Image copyright Police Scotland

Police say concerns are growing "by the hour" as a major search operation continues for a missing man in the Scottish Borders.

William Notley, from Jedburgh, was last seen at about 10:00 on Monday in Bongate Gardens.

A search operation involving a police helicopter, dog units, mountain rescue and the Borders Water Rescue Team has failed to trace him.

Insp Kevin Harris appealed for anyone with information to come forward.

Mr Notley has been known to sleep outdoors or in remote farm buildings and barns.

He is described as being about 5ft 6in, of slim build, and is dark skinned, with receding, short brown hair and an English accent.

'Extremely upset'

At the time of going missing he was wearing heavy black trainers, olive green trousers, an olive green polo shirt, a grey and black zip-up cardigan, a navy blue padded waistcoat and a navy blue hat.

Insp Harris said: "A major search operation is under way but it's fair to say that our concern for William is growing by the hour.

"His family too are understandably extremely upset with what has happened and are urging William to make contact.

"Police officers assisted by members of the mountain rescue and the Borders Water Rescue Team are working tirelessly to trace him as quickly as possible."

He said there was a possibility Mr Notley had travelled further afield and he appealed for the missing man or anyone who may have seen him to get in touch.

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