Police are appealing for information to help trace a Midlothian man who has been missing from home for six days.
James Clark was last seen by his wife at their home in Temple Park, Gorebridge at between 11.30pm and midnight when the couple retired to bed.
After waking at around 6.45am the following day, Mrs Clark found her husband was gone and has not seen or heard from him since.
The couple’s Volkswagen Passat is also missing and it is believed the 54-year-old has taken this when he left.
Enquiries are now underway to establish James’ whereabouts and anyone who believes they have seen him since Thursday morning is asked to come forward.
He is described as white, around 5ft 6ins tall with a slim build, shaved grey hair, glasses and a JC tattoo on his left wrist. He may have been wearing a green and white striped top under a grey hooded zip up top and dark Umbro tracksuit bottoms when he left his home.
A police spokesman said: “James has never failed to return home previously and as such his family are growing increasingly concerned for his welfare.
“It would appear he has taken his car upon leaving his property and officers are now investigating whether the vehicle has been seen since Thursday morning.
“Anyone who can assist with our enquiries or who can help trace James is asked to contact police immediately.
“Similarly, James is asked to get in touch with family, friends or the police as soon as possible and let us know he’s safe and well.”
Anyone with information can contact Lothian and Borders Police on 0131 311 3131,