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Missing 42-year-old Melrose man may be in the Highlands, Police Scotland believes

By Louise Glen

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Lee Hawley.
Lee Hawley.

Police in Scotland have appealed for help in finding a missing man.

Lee Hawley from the Melrose area may have made his way to the Highlands.

He was reported missing on December 19.

A police spokesman said: "We are appealing for the help of the public to find a 42-year-old man reported missing from the Melrose area.

"Lee Hawley was reported missing on the Sunday, 19 December 2021 and enquiries have established was last on Monday, 20 December around 7.55pm at woodland near Hawkslee Farm close to Newton St Boswells in the Borders.

"He is described as around 5ft 11in tall, of slim build with short dark hair and goatee beard.

"When last seen he was wearing green waterproof hooded jacket, khaki green trousers and black boots.

"It is believed he intended to travel to the Highlands, although could have gone elsewhere in Scotland.

"It is believed he would be travelling on foot."

Sergeant Gavin Liddle, of Galashiels Police Station, said: “We are concerned for Lee’s welfare and would urge anyone who may have seen him or heard from him at any time since Monday, 20 December to get in touch.

“Anyone with information should call 101 quoting police reference 3081 of Sunday, 19 December, 2021.”

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