Police issue renewed witness appeal for missing Essex 82-year-old Gordon Wilson

The search continues for Gordon Wilson, who was last seen on October 25.

The search continues for Gordon Wilson, who was last seen on October 25. - Credit: Archant

Police are still trying to trace two motorcyclists who went to the aid of a man believed to be missing 82-year-old grandfather Gordon Wilson.

It has been a month since Mr Wilson, who suffers from vascular dementia, went missing from his home in Leaden Roding on Sunday, October 25.

He was believed to have been seen in Halstead Road, Sible Hedingham sometime between 2pm and 4pm on the same day when two motorcyclists and a pedestrian stopped to help a man who had fallen over.

The man refused their help and continued walking in the direction of the village.

The bikers, both men, wore grey crash helmets, dark leathers and rode dark grey or silver sports bikes.

Chief Inspector Richard Melton said: “It is possible they were attending a motocross event in the village that day, however despite extensive enquiries, we have still been unable to trace them.

“We are keen to speak to them as they may have information that can help assist our search for Mr Wilson.

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“It is now a month since he went missing and as time goes on, we are clearly growing more concerned for him.

“We are continuing our searches in the Sible Hedingham area, where he was last seen, and I would ask residents to remain vigilant and contact us with any information.”

Mr Wilson, who has a Scottish accent, is described as 5ft 11in tall and of medium build with grey thinning hair. He wears glasses and was last seen wearing a sports jacket which is either checked or navy. He usually wears a shirt, tie and jumper.

Mr Wilson is believed to have left home with a small amount of cash and some of his medication. He is known to enjoy long walks and had his bus pass with him.

Anyone who sees him is asked to call 101 urgently.

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