Fears growing for Hawick man reported missing

Robert Cantle was last seen near Hawick town centre.
Robert Cantle was last seen near Hawick town centre.
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Police in the Scottish Borders are appealing for information to help trace a man 45 year-old man reported missing from Hawick.

Concerns are growing for the wellbeing of a Hawick man reported missing yesterday, and police are appealing for help to track him down.

Robert Cantle was last seen near the town centre at around 2.45am on Sunday, July 24.

It is unclear where the 45-year-old went after that, but police believe he might be driving a grey-coloured Fiat Punto with the registration number ST54 HCH.

Mr Cantle is described as white, 5ft 7in tall, bald, bespectacled, with a distinctive red beard and of stocky build.

He was last seen wearing a black, zipped, fleece-type jacket and a blue T-shirt with a large Everest logo on the front.

Inspector Bryan Burns, based at Melrose police station, said: “Robert’s family are extremely anxious that he is found as quickly as possible, and we are doing everything we can to trace him.

“I am appealing to anyone who has information on his whereabouts or who has seen the grey-coloured Fiat Punto we believe he is driving to contact police immediately.

“It’s out of character for him to go off without telling anyone, and our concern for his welfare is growing.

“At this stage, our search is being concentrated in the Scottish Borders, and I ask local communities to look out for Robert and his Fiat motor car.

“In addition, I also appeal directly to Robert to get in touch with friends, family or police and let us know you are OK.”

Anyone who has seen Mr Cantle or has other relevant information is asked to contact police on 101.