Family appeal over missing man

The family of a man who has been missing for almost two weeks have made an emotional appeal for information about his whereabouts.

George Glackin, 43, from East Kilbride, South Lanarkshire, was last seen leaving his sister's house in Garrowhill, Glasgow, on the evening of Monday September 17 to go to work as a construction supervisor.

He did not return the following morning, but was captured on CCTV at The Spirit pub in London Road, close to the Saltmarket area of Glasgow, at about 5pm. Since then, there have been no sightings of the father-of-three, who also has two stepchildren from his current marriage to wife Karen Glackin, 49.

He was reported missing to police on Thursday September 20.

Police say Mr Glackin is vulnerable as he has a number of conditions and takes daily medication, which he did not have with him. He is also partially sighted as he has an artificial right eye.

Mrs Glackin, her daughter Michelle Reid, 19, and Mr Glackin's sister Marie McNamee, 49, who he had been staying with when he disappeared, sobbed as his brother Ronnie Glackin appealed for him to contact them.

"George, we all miss you and want you to come home," he said. "You've done nothing wrong and for any reason you left, it doesn't matter. Please get in touch with either us or the police to let us know that you are safe and well. Also, if anyone else has seen George in the last couple of weeks, please tell the police."

Mr Glackin, 47, fought back tears as he concluded: "We love you and miss you very much, and just want you to know we love you and to know you're okay."

Chief Inspector Pat O'Callaghan, leading the inquiry, said 6ft 4in Mr Glackin would "stand out in a crowd" and that he was always "the life and soul of the party". He has short black hair which is greying at the sides, a moustache and was last seen wearing a knee-length black parka jacket with a red hood, blue jeans and white trainers.

Mr Glackin had bank cards and a mobile phone with him when he disappeared, but they have not been used. His family believe he might have had a large sum of cash on him, and say he is not a frequent user of mobile phones.