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Concern For Missing Man
Concern is growing for a 34-year-old Lanarkshire man missing since Thursday and last seen in Hamilton.
Gary Pugh disappeared from his home in Milton Street, Motherwell, around 3.15pm on Thursday, October 29.
Police have been carrying out enquiries and have confirmed a sighting of Gary on CCTV outside the Argos in Hamilton Palace Retail Park at around 3.33pm on Friday, October 30.
He was last seen walking in the direction of Halfords and enquiries are ongoing to examine additional CCTV footage in the area.
A member of the public also reported a sighting of Gary in the Netherburn/Ashgill area around 4.05pm on Friday, October 30.
Gary is described as white, 5ft 8” tall and of heavy build with short dark hair. He was seen on the CCTV outside Argos wearing dark combat trousers, navy checked shirt, black tami hat with white markings.
He was also in possession of a grey tent and some camping equipment.
Sergeant Gail Nicol of Motherwell Police Office said: "Officers are continuing enquiries to trace Gary and I would urge members of the public to keep an eye out for a man matching his description.
"Gary’s family are extremely distressed, his disappearance is very out of character, and they just want him back home safe and well.
"We know Gary purchased a tent and some camping equipment so I would ask people to look out for him in areas where he may have gone walking or hiking.
"Anyone with information on his whereabouts is urged to contact police on 101."