POLICE have launched a major search for a missing pensioner who suffers from Alzheimer's.

Samuel Hunter, 82, has been reported missing from his home in Gilmartin Road, Linwood.

He is described as white, 6ft in height and of medium build with thinning grey hair. He wears glasses, and may be wearing grey tracksuit trousers and a dark-coloured hat.

Sergeant David Edington of Johnstone Police Office said: “We are concerned for Mr Hunter’s safety and wellbeing and officers are currently carrying out enquiries and searches in the Renfrewshire area to trace him.

“I would urge anyone with any information on his whereabouts to contact Johnstone Police Office through 101 quoting reference number 2276 of 27th August.”