Renewed appeal for missing Nantwich man

Police are continuing to appeal for information from the public as the search for a man missing from Nantwich continues.

As the search for Roy Tomlinson, aged 83, enters its second week officers are urging local people to continue checking their gardens, sheds and any outbuildings in case the pensioner has sought shelter.

There has been a confirmed sighting of Roy on the afternoon of Tuesday 26th January – the day he went missing – in the Wellington Road area of the town.

The public are being urged to remain vigilant, to keep a lookout for Roy and to report any information – no matter how small.

Police are also keen to hear from anyone who may have a dashboard camera fitted in their vehicle – and who may have caught the pensioner on film since he went missing.

Inspector Kate Woods said: “Finding Roy remains a top priority and extensive searches are continuing in the local area. As our enquiries continue we are appealing for anyone who has a dashboard camera fitted to their vehicle to review any footage as they may have some vital information, which could assist with our enquiries.

“In particular, we are keen to hear from anyone who was in the Wellington Road and Shrewbridge Road area of Nantwich on the afternoon of Tuesday 26th January to review the footage and see if Roy – or anyone matching his description – is on there.

“We would also appeal to any cyclists who were in that area and have cameras fitted to their cycle helmets to review any footage. We would like to thank the local community for its ongoing support and urge anyone with any information, which might assist with our enquiries to come forward.”

Officers are becoming increasingly concerned for Roy, who has dementia and can become confused.

He is described as 5’10” tall with grey receding hair. He was last seen wearing a grey jumper, jeans and black or brown shoes. He is not thought to have been wearing a coat.

On Friday, Richard Tomlinson and Kate Tomlinson – son and granddaughter of Roy, issued a statement as the search for him continues.

They said: “Words cannot begin to describe how we are feeling at this incredibly difficult time. We are desperate to find Roy and every day that passes it is becoming more and more difficult. We are hopeful for some news as to his whereabouts and would like to thank everyone who is involved in the search and all those who have shared the appeal. It has brought us some comfort to know that so many people are thinking about Roy – and trying their very best to locate him. We would ask people to check any sheds or outbuildings in case Roy has sought shelter – and to pass on any information, which could assist police with their enquiries.”

Anyone with any information is urged to call police on 101 quoting incident number 559 of 26th January.

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