POLICE are appealing for information in the bid to find a missing pensioner with dementia. 

Helen Plate, 77, was last seen at around 9.45am yesterday at her home in Newfield Road, Stonehouse. 

The Lanarkshire woman was reported missing at 6pm when she did not return.

She is known to travel to Carntyne and officers are asking for anyone who may have been in the area to help.  

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However, officers believe she was heading towards East Kilbride at the time of her disappearance. 

Helen is described as 5 ft 2, of heavy build with short white hair and brown eyes. She uses a three wheeled walker.

The clothes that Helen were wearing at the time of her going missing are not known, but she is believed to regularly wear a hat.

Inspector Susan McGinlay, Hamilton Police Office, said: "It is out of character for Helen to go missing and therefore we are growing increasingly concerned for her wellbeing.

"Helen has dementia and therefore may appear slightly confused - we would ask anyone who has seen her to get in contact with police as soon as possible.

"She has a bus pass on her and is known to visit the East Kilbride, Carntyne and Lanark areas, however we do believe she headed to East Kilbride.

"Think back, have you seen her on public transport? We urge you to get in contact."

Anyone with any information or who believes they may have seen Helen is urged to contact Police Scotland via 101 quoting incident number 3645 of Saturday 19 January 2019 or to email Lanarkshiremissingpersons@scotland.pnn.police.uk.