Police: ‘check gardens’ for missing Ronald Pryde

Ronald Pryde was captured on bus CCTV

Ronald Pryde was captured on bus CCTV

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POLICE are urging people in Dalkeith to check their gardens and sheds as part of an ongoing search for missing pensioner Ronald Pryde.

It comes after a CCTV image of Mr Pryde, 73, was has not been seen since Monday, was released today.

Mr Pryde had been with his wife at the Edinburgh Royal Infirmary before boarding a Number 33 Lothian bus to Dalkeith.

He was last seen getting off the bus alone in Lauder Road around 1.30pm.

When his wife returned later that day she expected him to be home, however, he was not there and has not been seen or heard from since.

Police are now asking residents in Lauder Road to help in the search. He is described as white, 5ft 11ins, short brown greying hair, slim, and a predominant hunch when walking. He was last seen wearing black trousers, black shoes, light grey polo shirt, and blue waist-length jacket with grey collar.

Inspector Michelle Ritchie said: “We are growing increasingly concerned for Mr Pryde’s safety, as he has not been in contact with his family, which is out of character for him.

“We are undertaking search activity in the local area as we try to locate him, and are asking local residents to help by checking gardens and outbuildings.

“If anyone has seen him, or may know where he is, then they should contact police immediately, as his family are extremely worried about him”.

Anyone with information should contact Police Scotland on 101, or the charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.