POLICE have confirmed the search for a missing pensioner goes on as they focus their attention in Lochwinnoch. 

Allan Burns, a 71-year-old from Kilbarchan, has not been seen for nearly two weeks, with extensive efforts carried out to trace him.

The dad-of-three suffers from dementia and was last seen on Friday, January 18, on the village's cycle path, near his home street of Barrhill Crescent, heading towards Lochwinnoch.

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During the search for Mr Burns, specialist officers have been brought in to help track him down and underwater units continue to search for him. 

And now police chiefs have confirmed the search for Mr Burns is being focused in and around Lochwinnoch. 

Chief Inspector Hazel Scott, area commander for Renfrew, said: "A number of officers and specialist resources including our Search Teams, Mounted Branch, Dog and Underwater Units are continuing to search for Allan.

"We also continue to review CCTV and there have been sightings of him in Barhill Crescent, Kilbarchan and in Bridesmill Road and Lochgilp Road, near to Church Street, in Lochwinnoch.

"As a result, the focus of our searches moved to Lochwinnoch and I'm urging locals in and around the area to check their gardens, sheds, garages and outbuildings as soon as they can. Allan may have gone off the track into a village, so I would also ask you to check your dashcam.

"I would like to thank the public for their assistance and emphasis that our officers remain committed to finding him.

"If you have any knowledge of his current whereabouts or recognise his description and remember seeing him since around or after 3.15pm on Friday, 18 January, please get in touch a matter of urgency.

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"Our thoughts remain with Allan's family at this extremely difficult time. They are being supported and kept updated with any developments. They are very grateful for the support provided by the public so far."

If you have information which can help find Mr Burns contact Police Scotland via 101.