Tayside and Central Scotland

Missing Larbert man's bank card used twice

Ronald Shearer
Image caption Ronald Shearer was last seen on Wednesday morning

Police searching for a 75-year-old man who has been missing for a week have said his bank card has been used twice.

Ronald Shearer, from Larbert, was last seen by family members in the town's Torwood Avenue on 24 November.

His card was used in Dumfries on Saturday and Kendal, Cumbria, on Monday.

A Central Scotland Police spokesman said officers had no reason to believe that it was anyone other than Mr Shearer using the cards.

His bike and bus pass were found by Strathclyde Police in Girvan, Ayrshire, on Saturday.

Hillwalking clothes

A spokesman for Central Scotland Police said: "We know his bank card has been used twice in these locations and we have no reason to believe it's anyone other than Mr Shearer moving around south-west Scotland and the Lake District.

"We are keen for Mr Shearer to get in touch with the police as soon as possible and if anyone believes they have seen him they should also contact us.

"We'd appeal to anyone who might have given him a lift or who knows where he is staying to come forward."

When Mr Shearer went missing he was wearing hillwalking clothes, including dark waterproof trousers, a dark hat, walking boots and was carrying a black backpack with red trim.

He was described as being 5ft 2in tall with dark, short hair and balding. He has a tattoo of a lion on his left forearm.

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