South Scotland

Search continues for missing Lockerbie doctor

George Porteous Image copyright Police Scotland
Image caption Dr George Porteous has not been seen for almost a week

Further searches are taking place to try to trace a missing doctor in southern Scotland for almost a week.

Dr George Porteous, 51, of Islesteps, was last seen leaving his work in Lockerbie at about 18:00 last Tuesday.

Moffat Mountain Rescue Team and the Nith Inshore Lifeboat have been involved in the search.

His vehicle - a dark grey VW Tiguan car, number plate VE67 NFG - has been discovered parked near Beeswing but he has not been found.

Image copyright Nith Inshore Rescue
Image caption Nith Inshore Rescue team has been part of the search for Dr Porteous

It is believed the car was parked some time between 19:00 on Tuesday and 07:30 on Wednesday.

Dr Porteous is described as about 5ft 10in tall, of medium build with brown/blonde hair with glasses and blue eyes.

He was wearing a light blue shirt and tie, dark trousers, black shoes and a black waterproof jacket.

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