Vulnerable patient vanishes from Stobhill Hospital

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Police are trying to trace a vulnerable man who went missing from Stobhill Hospital almost a week ago.

David Gibson (52) was last seen by hospital staff on Thursday October 13 at around 10pm.

Officers discovered he travelled by taxi from Stobhill to Buchanan Street Bus station in Glasgow where he made enquiries regarding buses to Aberdeen.

He was last seen on CCTV at approximately 11pm on Thursday evening walking on North Hanover Street in the general direction of George Square.

David is described as white, 5’8’’, with a medium build, brown bushy hair with a receding hair line and blue eyes with a noticeable squint to his left eye. He was last seen wearing a three-quarter length dark jacket, brown cardigan with blue and white chequered shirt, blue trousers and brown shoes.

Police said he has previously gone missing on a number of occasions before.

He routinely takes medication and there is mounting concern for his well-being given the length of time which has passed.

Inspector Janie Thomson-Goldie, who is responsible for community policing across Maryhill, said today: “Our concern for David Gibson is growing given the amount of time which has passed.

“On previous occasions David has travelled to Edinburgh and as far as Brighton. We have been linking in with public transport operators and colleagues in the British Transport Police to help trace David safe and well.

“If anyone has seen David Gibson or has any information or knowledge as to his whereabouts, please contact officers at Maryhill Police Office on 101.”

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