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Family of missing Thomas Lamb are 'extremely worried'

Thomas Lamb Image copyright Police Scotland and Google
Image caption Thomas Lamb was last seen on CCTV walking through a shopping centre and was spotted getting off a bus on Moss Road

The family of an elderly man who has been missing for 10 days are "extremely worried about him", according to police investigating his disappearance.

Thomas Lamb, 79, went missing from his home in the Abronhill area of Cumbernauld earlier this month, shortly after his wife died.

He was captured on CCTV getting off the Stagecoach X25 bus on Moss Road, near Oak Road at 18:23 on Saturday 2 July.

Police have asked people to check gardens and outhouses for him.

They have also appealed to people with dashcams and private CCTV cameras to review footage from the time.

Police appeal

Shortly after he went missing, Mr Lamb's son described him as a "homebody" who was grieving for his wife.

Insp Vincent Ferris said Mr Lamb went missing on the night of the Germany v Italy quarter final in the Euro 2016 championship.

"Officers are working to establish where Mr Lamb went after he got off the bus, however we need help from members of the public," he added.

"We would particularly like to speak to passengers on the Stagecoach X25 bus which left Cumbernauld town centre around 18:10, especially those who got off at the same stop as Mr Lamb in Moss Road near to Oak Road at 18:23.

"From CCTV, we can see that a number of other passengers got off the bus at this stop so if you may have seen Mr Lamb please do get in touch."

Mr Lamb is about 5ft 8in tall, and of slim build. He has grey hair and walks quite slowly.

'Possible sightings'

It is believed he was wearing a black anorak, a multi-coloured jumper with a shirt underneath, and blue trousers.

Insp Ferris added: "We are also appealing to any members of the public and passing motorists who were in the vicinity of Moss Road/Oak Road around this time and who may have dashcam footage or information on any possible sightings or a direction of travel for Mr Lamb to contact officers.

"There is a further possible sighting of Mr Lamb sometime later walking through the underpass from Lime Crescent beneath Forest Road, in the direction of the forestry area to the south of Forest Road.

"Again, I would like to speak to anyone who was in the area and may have seen him there. Similarly, if any residents have private CCTV systems, could they also get in touch?

"Finally, I would continue to ask that local residents in the Abronhill area continue to check their gardens and any outbuildings in case Mr Lamb has sought shelter there."

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