Police appeal for missing man who travelled to Edinburgh

Paul Ellis has been missing since yesterday (February 18). Picture: Police Scotland
Paul Ellis has been missing since yesterday (February 18). Picture: Police Scotland
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Police are appealing for help to find a man from Glasgow who travelled to Edinburgh shortly before going missing.

Paul Ellis, 53, from Pollokshaws Road, Shawlands, Glasgow, was last seen in a shop in the Shawlands area around 11am on Saturday morning.

He is reported to have taken a train from Glasgow to Edinburgh Waverley and was seen in the station on CCTV at about 2.35pm.

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Mr Ellis is described as white, 5ft tall, of slim build, clean shaven and has grey/white hair.

He was last seen wearing a dark coloured “North Face” puffer style jacket, jeans and was carrying a blue coloured rucksack.

Inspector Gary Ritchie, of Cathcart Police Station, said: “Paul has never been missing before.

“He was due to meet his sisters at his home yesterday but he wasn’t in when they got there.

“From our enquiries, we know that he travelled from Glasgow to Edinburgh Waverley and was seen in the station on CCTV around 1435 hours.

“He then took a train that was going to London. Whether he actually travelled to London is still to be established but we do know he made it as far as the Lancaster area.

“Paul requires to take medication and we know he has some with him but we’re not sure just now if it is sufficient for his needs.

“He also has his phone with him but it’s switched off so no one is able to get in contact with him to see if he is ok.

“He’s never been missing before or out of contact with his family who he is close to, hence the concern when he left without letting anyone know.

He has no specific connections in England, so again to travel there without telling anyone he’s going away is unusual.”

He continued: “I would appeal to anyone who knows where Paul is, especially if they live in England and he’s been in touch, to contact police.

“I’d also ask Paul himself to get in touch with either the police or his family to let everyone know he is ok.”

Any information can be passed to officers at Cathcart Police Station via 101.