Police hunt missing pensioner

DETECTIVES have today appealed for help in tracing a pensioner who went missing from his home yesterday afternoon.

DETECTIVES have today appealed for help in tracing a pensioner who went missing from his home yesterday afternoon.

Anthony Smith, 73, was last seen at Beech Way, Woodbridge, around 4.45pm.

There is concern for his safety as he has several conditions which require regular medication and his disappearance is out of character.

Police have carried out a number of searches, including with the force helicopter, to try and locate him and officers are now asking for public help.


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Mr Smith is described as white, 5ft11ins tall and of proportionate build with short grey hair and brown eyes.

At the time of his disappearance he was wearing a navy blue jumper with a tan coloured motif on the left side of the chest and navy trousers.

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It is also believed he was carrying a black shoulder bag which contained personal items.

It is possible he may have got on a train and police are particularly keen to hear from anyone who may have travelled from Woodbridge after 4.45pm yesterday or been at Ipswich railway station later in the afternoon.

However it is also possible he may still be in the Woodbridge area and officers are asking residents to check outbuildings to see if he may have taken shelter there.

Anyone who may have seen Mr Smith is asked to call Woodbridge police on 01473 613500.

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