Police are appealing for information to help trace Alexander McCrimmon (68), who was last seen at his home address in Millgate, Winchburgh, Broxburn around 3pm yesterday (Monday.)

Alexander left his home to go to Winchburgh Cemetery and he may have spent some time there. He is also to known to visit Broxburn Hill and Linlithgow.

Police are now asking people in West Lothian to check their gardens and sheds, in case he sought refuge. He suffers from Alzheimer’s and so may appear confused.

Alexander is described as white, 5 ft 8in tall, slim build, balding with grey hair and bushy sideburns. He was last seen wearing cream jeans, cream jacket, black cardigan which was zipped, carrying a walking stick, blue and grey hit-tec boots, and a grey cap.

Chief Inspector Paul Cameron said: “This is completely out of character for Alexander and given how cold it was last night, we are very concerned for his wellbeing. His family are worried sick, and so we ask that anyone who was in Winchburgh Cemetery yesterday afternoon, cast their minds back to whether they remember seeing him.

I would also ask residents in West Lothian to check their gardens and sheds, as he may have found a place to rest from the cold. We desperately want to find Alexander safe and well so that he can be returned to the care of his family.”

Anyone with information should contact Police Scotland on 101.