Family of missing man William Miller due to speak at press conference today

William Miller in Milngavie Tesco
William Miller in Milngavie Tesco

Relatives of the man who’s been missing from Balfron for over a week will making a fresh appeal to the public this morning (Monday, January 18) at a press conference.

William Miller (62) was last seen at the BP garage in Main Street, Jamestown, Alexandria around twenty minutes past midnight on Thursday, January 7 after spending most of the evening in Fentons Public House.

He was also spotted on CCTV in Tesco Milngavie the previous day (Wednesday, January 6) at around 1.15pm.

William’s niece, Eva, will read a statement from the family at Dumbarton Police Office this morning (11am) in a bid to find him.

She will be joined by William’s brother in law and Chief Inspector Graeme MacDiarmid.

The police have been searching the River Leven and surrounding area and speaking to local people in Dumbarton and Alexandria in an effort to find William.

He is described as 5ft 10” - 6ft tall and of medium build. He was wearing blue jeans, a blue & grey t-shirt, black hooded water- proof jacket with ‘Douglas Park’ logo on left breast and carrying a distinctive small black rucksack with light blue panels. He usually wears a white-faced analogue watch with a brown leather strap.

Chief Inspector Graeme MacDiarmid said: “It is very out of character for him to not be in touch with his family for such a length of time.

“We are very concerned for his safety and wellbeing, particularly with the sub-zero temperatures that we have been experiencing.”

Please contact police on 101 with any information you have.