Police Scotland officers in Midlothian are today issuing a fresh appeal for information to help trace a man who has now been missing for a week.
Kevin Paul Bailey, 51, was last seen on Tenth Street in Newtongrange at 12.45pm on Tuesday 12th August.
Seven days on, officers will this afternoon carry out high-visibility patrols in that area and speak to members of the public in an attempt to glean some new information.
Kevin, who has an English accent, is described as white, 5ft 6in, of slim build, with blue eyes and dark brown/grey hair that is balding.
Yesterday, a witness reported seeing a man fitting Kevin’s description walking southbound on the A7 between Hardengreen Roundabout and the new railway bridge at around 3pm.
Police Scotland is keen to speak to anyone else who thinks they may have seen Kevin in and around that area yesterday.
Officers have also issued a fresh image of the missing man. The image was captured at the Melville Inn in Lasswade on Monday 11th August and it is believed Kevin may still be wearing the same large red rain jacket, which has a black stripe and thin white piping down the full length of each sleeve.
Inspector Calum Welsh, who is based at Dalkeith, said: “Kevin has now been missing for exactly a week and obviously his family is becoming increasingly concerned for his well-being.
“We, too, are very keen to make sure that he returns home as soon as possible, and our officers will be in Newtongrange again this lunchtime to speak to local residents.
“The sighting of a man fitting Kevin’s description on the A7 could prove significant, and we would urge anyone who has any information about his whereabouts to contact Police Scotland immediately on 101.”