Father reported missing by son

POLICE are appealing for help in tracing a pensioner who went missing just weeks after moving to Chelmsford.

Roddy Ashworth

POLICE are appealing for help in tracing a pensioner who went missing just weeks after moving to Chelmsford.

Peter McKenna, 73, of Torquay Road, was last seen by his son Barry in Ilford at 2pm on Monday.

Barry McKenna contacted police to report his father missing after visiting his home and discovering he was not there on Wednesday.


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Peter McKenna has only been living in Chelmsford for two weeks, having previously lived in Masterman Road, East Ham.

He is believed to be in a red Vauxhall Agila, registration GV04 WHP, which activated automatic number plate recognition (ANPR) cameras in Boston, Lincolnshire, on Tuesday.

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Peter McKenna is described as white, 5ft 10ins tall, and balding with patches of white hair. He often wears glasses.

When last seen he was clean shaven and wearing grey jogging bottoms, a dark brown khaki fleece, a jumper which was possibly blue and brown Hush Puppy shoes.

Supt Steve Johnson said: “He has never been missing before and we are concerned because this is so out of character.

“I would ask anyone who knows where he is or has seen his vehicle anywhere to contact police as soon as possible.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at Chelmsford on 0300 333 4444.

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