POLICE in the Borders have created a poster in an attempt to trace missing Hawick man Robert Cantle.

The move is to appeal to the public for information, to help with their ongoing inquiries.

Robert, from the Howgate in Hawick was last seen within the town centre at around 2.45am on Sunday July, 24

However, the 45-year-old, who also previously lived in Jedburgh, has not returned home since this time and has failed to make contact with friends or family.

Robert has Type 1 diabetes and officers do not believe he took his medication with him before setting off.

Concern is growing for his wellbeing and anyone who can assist in locating him is asked to come forward.

He is described as white, 5ft 7ins tall, bald with a stock build and red beard. 
He is known to wear glasses and was last seen wearing a black zipped fleece type jacket and a blue t-shirt with a large 'Everest' logo on the front.

It is believed Robert is driving a grey coloured Fiat Punto with registration ST54 HCH.

Inspector Tony Hodges said: “As we approach the weekend, we still have not had any sightings of Robert, nor has he been in touch with anyone to let us know he is safe.

"With this is mind, and given our belief that he is not in possession of his diabetes medication we are really worried for his welfare and are pursuing various lines of inquiry throughout the Borders to trace him.

"We will be putting up this new poster in public places across the region and I would ask anyone who believes they have seen Robert, or who knows his current whereabouts, to contact police immediately," he added.

"I would also ask our communities to be on the lookout for his grey Fiat Punto with registration ST54 HCH and report any sightings of the vehicle to us at once.

"Finally, I would again appeal to Robert to make contact with family, friends, or with police to let us know he is alright."