Apr 092014

Police Scotland**Edit**

Police Scotland can confirm that Jack Herkes has been found safe and well.

The 90-year-old was traced to an address in Eskview Road at around 5.40pm.

The public are thanked for their assistance during this appeal.


Police Scotland is appealing for information to help trace a man reported missing in East Lothian.

John Herkess from Delta Gardens, Musselbrugh, was last seen on board the number 30 Lothian Bus in Eskview Road at around 10.30am today (Wednesday).

However, it is not clear at this time where or when he alighted and the 90-year-old has not been seen or heard from since.

Concern is now growing for John’s welfare and anyone who knows is current whereabouts is asked to contact police immediately.

John is described as white, 5ft 6ins tall with a slim build and slicked back grey hair. He was wearing a navy blue waterproof jacket, black cord trousers, black leather shoes and would have been in possession of a black walking stick. John also walks with a stooped back and shuffle.

Inspector Bob Rodriguez said:

Given John’s age and the fact that no one has seen him since this morning, we are keen to trace him as soon as possible and bring him home.

Any passengers who were on the Number 30 bus and can help us establish John’s movements are asked to come forward.

In addition, anyone with any further information that can help locate him is also asked to get in touch.

Those with information can contact Police Scotland on 101.