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Police are appealing for information in order to trace a 70-year-old man, who is missing from the Newhaven area.

James Kerr was last seen yesterday (Wednesday, October 7) at his home in Laverockbank Terrace at around 11am.

He was found not to be at home at 8pm.  This is not considered to be his normal practice and Police Scotland was alerted.

James is described as a white man with a slim build.  He is around 5ft 10” – 6ft in height and has silver hair.  He also walks with a stoop.

He may be wearing a green jacket and green trousers, although this has not been confirmed.

James has not gone missing before, and it is considered unusual for him to be out overnight.  He also has a variety of medical issues, making him particularly vulnerable.

Inspector Graeme Dignan said:  “James has now been missing since last night and we are growing increasingly concerned for his welfare.

“He has not been missing before and it considered unusual for him to be missing overnight.

“Anyone who has seen James, or recognises his description, is asked to contact police immediately.”

Those with information regarding James’ whereabouts are asked to contact Police Scotland on 101.