A patient has absconded during an escorted outing from a secure hospital.

Paul Brownlie, a restricted patient at the Rohallion Secure Care Clinic in Perth, went missing from the outing in the city on Wednesday.

The 33-year-old is white, about 5ft 10ins with a stocky build. He has blue eyes, short fair hair and was wearing a navy jacket, white t-shirt, blue jeans and white trainers.

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He is believed to be in the Edinburgh area.

Authorities said they are keen to trace him as soon as possible and anyone with information has been asked to contact police.

A Scottish Government statement said: "Although he is not considered to be a high risk of harm, the public are advised not to approach him.

"If anyone sees him, or has any information regarding his whereabouts, they should contact Police Scotland on 101."