Police say new information would be "thoroughly investigated" in the search for missing Arran man John Smith.

Mr Smith from Machrie, was last seen by a neighbour near to Machrie Golf Club, Machrie Bay, at around 6.10pm on Tuesday, May 30, 2017.

At the time of his disappearance, a search team from Police Scotland’s Mountain Rescue and Support Unit Search Teamsworking alongside Arran Mountain Rescue, RNLI, the RAF and the Coastguard was tasked with finding John.

Alongside this, helicopters from Police Scotland and HM Coastguard searched the area for hours to try and trace the elderly man.

His family have recently said they want answers from his disappearance so they can find closure.

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Despite the time that has elapsed, police say any new information would be given thorough attention, to help provide the family with the answers they need.

Sergeant Dougie Robertson from Lamlash Police Station said: “Local officers and specialist units carried out extensive land and sea searches in the months after Mr Smith was reported missing and unfortunately were not able to find him.

“Four years on, his family are still left wondering what happened, and I would welcome any new information which could assist us in providing them with answers.

“Any new lines of enquiry will be thoroughly investigated and you can pass information to Police Scotland through 101.”