POLICE in the Scottish Borders are appealing for the assistance of the public to help trace Jonathan Buik (41) who has been reported missing from his home in Newtown St Boswells.

He was last seen on Monday August 8 and he was last in contact with someone on Monday August 15.

He is described as white, around 5ft 10ins in height and of large build with brown hair.

He is believed to be driving a white Vauxhall Astra with the registration number NL16 GFK.

Officers are keen to trace him as soon as possible to ensure that he is safe and well.

Anyone with information on Jonathan’s whereabouts is asked to contact 101 quoting incident number 1969 of 17 August.