POLICE Scotland are appealing for public assistance to help trace a man missing from Kilmarnock, who was reportedly seen in Ayr recently.

Stephen Mitchell, 57, was last seen at 9.45am on Saturday October 22 in Kilmarnock town centre.

There have been recent reports of his sighting around Ayr town centre in particular, and officers are encouraging anyone from this area to contact police with any information relating to places frequented, or persons Stephen is associating with.

Stephen is described as being around five foot nine tall, with black hair which is almost bald.

He was last seen wearing a black jacket, grey T-shirt, black and white striped jogging bottoms and black trainers.

Sergeant Hazel Kirk said: “As time goes on, we are growing increasingly concerned for Stephen. If anybody has seen Stephen or has any information or knowledge as to his whereabouts, then please contact us."

Anyone with information is asked to call Police Scotland via 101, quoting incident number 2992 of October 22, 2022.