South Scotland

Kelloholm missing pensioner traced in hills

A 83-year-old man who had gone missing from his home in Dumfries and Galloway has been found in hills nearby.

Alex Loy was last seen leaving his house at Anderson Street in Kelloholm at 15:00 on Monday.

A Dumfries and Galloway Constabulary spokesman said the pensioner had gone out for a walk but failed to return.

Police had been searching the neighbourhood overnight to try to trace Mr Loy and he was eventually traced on a hillside near Kelloholm.

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