A HELICOPTER search is underway for a missing 68-year-old man.

John Adams was last seen at his home on Campbell Street in Johnstone at around 11pm on Wednesday night.

Relatives contacted the police after they were unable to contact him.

Police are checking CCTV and the force helicopter and dog unit have been deployed to search for Mr Adams.

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It is believed that he may be wearing a black jacket and black trousers.

Inspector Louis Jeffrey, of Johnstone Police office, said: “Our focus is to trace John safe and well.

"Officers are currently searching for John across the Johnstone area. We are checking available CCTV and contacting staff in local businesses to assist with the search.

"Specialist resources including the force helicopter and the dog unit have been deployed in order to assist with the search.

“At this time we seek assistance from the public in tracing John safe and well.

"If anyone has any information as to his whereabouts please contact police at Johnstone police office immediately on the 101 number."