Residents living close to Dungavel Immigration Removal Centre are being asked to keep an eye out for an absconder.

Guxim Imerio, who is originally from Albania, has been missing from the South Lanarkshire centre since 9.40pm on Monday November 6.

He is described as 5ft 6, of average build with short black hair and brown eyes and is not fluent in English.

He is said to have a clear complexion, an oval face, sharp features and is possibly unshaven.

When last seen he was wearing a light grey hooded top with a green Liverpool FC top underneath and grey jogging bottoms.

He is not known to have family in the UK but may have some links in the Manchester area and as such could be making efforts to return to this location.

Inspector Higgins of East Kilbride Police Office said: “Guxim has no knowledge of the local area and Police Scotland wish to ensure that he is safe and well.

“I would encourage any member of the public to contact police immediately if they have any information on the whereabouts of Guxim or have any information which could assist Police Scotland in tracing him.

“If you live in the vicinity of Dungavel you may have seen someone of similar description in the local area walking, seeking shelter or hitchhiking?"

Anyone with information should contact officers at East Kilbride via telephone number 101 quoting incident number 4035 of 6 November 2017.