Hunt for vulnerable couple missing overnight

A vulnerable couple have been reported missing in south-west Scotland.

Police have appealed for help in tracing Mary Smith, 63, and John Smith, 65, from Stranraer.

They were last seen near New Look in the town’s Bellevilla Road at around 10am on Friday.

It is thought the pair may have travelled to the Ayrshire area.

Police said Mrs Smith requires the use of a wheelchair and her husband may have a walking stick.

Inspector Stephen Bell said: “Mr and Mrs Smith are vulnerable and it is extremely important that we are able to trace them as quickly as possible and confirm that they are safe and well.

“We believe they have travelled to the Ayrshire area and may have attempted to secure accommodation somewhere.

“If anyone has seen the couple, or has even the slightest piece of information which could help confirm their whereabouts, please get in touch immediately.”

Mrs Smith has grey hair, glasses, and was last seen wearing a red ski jacket.

Mr Smith has grey hair and a pale complexion. He is believed to be wearing a blue jacket, white shirt and black trousers.

They may be carrying a small holdall with “Jeep” on the side.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Stranraer Police Station on 101.