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Missing patient Fraser Griffiths 'seen' in Borders

Fraser Griffiths
Image caption Fraser Griffiths was receiving treatment at Argyll and Bute Hospital

A hospital patient whose behaviour has been described as erratic is thought to have been sighted after going missing from a Scottish hospital on Wednesday.

Fraser Griffiths disappeared from Argyll and Bute Hospital in Lochgilphead, where he was receiving mental health treatment, at about 07:20.

It is understood a sighting of the 38-year-old near St Boswells was reported.

Strathclyde Police advised the public not to approach him but instead report any sightings to the police.

Ch Insp Marlene Baillie said that although there was no information to suggest Mr Griffiths posed a direct threat to public safety, his behaviour "can be unpredictable and may appear erratic".

The patient is described as 5ft 9in (1.75m) tall, of medium build with a fair complexion and shoulder-length black hair.

Although he was wearing a red and white top at the time of his disappearance, he may now be wearing a yellow reflective jacket, a black T-shirt and green wellington boots.

Ch Insp Baillie added: "I would urge Mr Griffiths to make contact with police or attend at the nearest hospital so we know that he is safe and well."

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