Lanark man is still missing - have you seen him?

missing man William Higgins.
missing man William Higgins.

Police Scotland is reappealing for help to trace a man who has been missing from the Lanark area since Sunday,March 25.

Concerns are now growing for the safety of William Higgins (49), known as Billy, who is believed to have left his home in Auctioneers Way on Sunday morning.

He was last seen on CCTV walking past the ESSO garage, heading towards the town centre around 9am.

Billy is described as 5ft 9”, of medium build, bald, with a dark auburn beard and a moustache. He is believed to be wearing jeans, brown leather walking boots and a black Berghaus jacket, or similar.

Inspector Ross McCallum from Lanark Police Station said: “Since William was reported missing, officers have been carrying out extensive searches and enquiries to trace him. Local officers have been assisted by the police helicopter and marine unit during searches.

“William has been going through a difficult time recently and his family are growing increasingly worried about him as it is completely out of character for him not to keep in contact with his family or friends.

“We have recently received information regarding an unconfirmed sighting of Mr Higgins in the Clydesdale area on March 25. I would appeal to anyone in that area who recognises his description, or who has information that will assist our investigation to come forward to police.”

“Anyone with information regarding William’s whereabouts is asked to contact Lanark Police Station via 101, quoting incident number 0188.”