PEOPLE in the Three Towns are being asked to check their outbuildings and garages for any sign of a well-known local who has been missing since last week.

David Wylie was last seen shortly after midnight on Thursday, March 23 on Hillside Street in Stevenston and police are now appealing for help from the public to trace the 41-year-old.

He is described as white, about 5ft 9in height, of a slim build, and speaks with an Ayrshire accent.

It is thought at the time he was wearing a black 'Eminem' T-shirt with red detailing, brown boots, black joggers and a black beany hat with a grey trim.

Police say he may also be be wearing glasses and his hair could be a bit longer than in the photo above.

Sergeant Sharon Kerr, of Irvine Police Station, said: “David is quite well-known in the local area and is usually seen out walking his Collie dog. The dog is still at his family home.

“We don’t believe he has access to a phone or money just now, so that coupled with him not being seen or heard from for almost a week now, is concerning for police and of course his family.

“David tends to keep himself to himself and stays local, so we believe that he may be still in the Stevenston area. He has been known to camp at a disused building, the former ICI Plant at Ardeer, but officers have checked there and not seen him.

“We have been checking local and private CCTV and have also been liaising with local bus and taxi companies as well as with colleagues at British Transport Police, but so far there have been no new sightings of him.  

“We would ask people to check their outbuildings or garages and to get in touch if they have seen David or have any information about where he is.

“We’d also ask David to get in touch with police or his family. Our only concern is for his safety and we, along with his family, just want him to come home.”

Anyone with information can call police via 101, quoting reference number 2055 of Friday, March 24, 2023.