A HEAVY police presence has been spotted as a search continues for a missing person in Lanarkshire. 

Officers were spotted in Bellshill on Saturday night, with operations continuing into Sunday. 

Reports on social media suggest a helicopter was in use on Saturday evening near to the Calder Bridge, over the South Calder Water. 

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A path in the Calder Road area of the Lanarkshire town which runs alongside the river has also reportedly been cordoned off, with multiple police vehicles in the area. 

A spokesman said: "Police in Lanarkshire are currently working with other agencies in the search for a missing person in the Motherwell Road area of Bellshill. 

"Enquries are ongoing."