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Search intensifies for missing dementia sufferer Joseph Hamilton, 83, from Nayland

PUBLISHED: 19:45 01 September 2017 | UPDATED: 23:46 01 September 2017

Joseph Hamilton. Picture: SUFFOLK CONSTABULARY

Joseph Hamilton. Picture: SUFFOLK CONSTABULARY

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Fears are growing for an 83-year-old missing man from Nayland who has dementia and is also without medication to manage his diabetes.

Joseph Hamilton, who is missing. Picture: SUPPLIED BY SUFFOLK POLICEJoseph Hamilton, who is missing. Picture: SUPPLIED BY SUFFOLK POLICE

Police are appealing for help in tracing Joseph Hamilton, who was last seen in Bear Street in the Suffolk village at 7.15am today.

Mr Hamilton is described as white, 5ft 9in tall, with grey cropped hair and glasses.

He was wearing a short-sleeve checked shirt with beige/brown stripes, a beige jumper and brown trousers.

A spokesman for Suffolk Constabulary said: “Mr Hamilton is considered to be vulnerable and as such his family and police are concerned for his welfare.”

Officers have been frantically searching the area since this morning, assisted by police dog units, a National Police Air Service helicopter, Suffolk Fire and Rescue Service and Suffolk Lowland Search and Rescue.

Mr Hamilton has dementia and sufferers with diabetes, but does not have insulin with him.

Anyone who believes they may have seen Mr Hamilton, or who has any information regarding his whereabouts, is asked to contact the duty sergeant at Landmark House in Ipswich on 101.

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