Alzheimer’s sufferer William Yates from Ipswich found safe and well

William Yates. Picture: PROVIDED BY SUFFOLK CONSTABULARY

William Yates. Picture: PROVIDED BY SUFFOLK CONSTABULARY - Credit: SUFFOLK CONSTABULARY

A vulnerable 86-year-old man who suffers from Alzheimer’s disease went missing from his home in Ipswich last night.

There were fears he may have been heading towards London - but he has since been found by police.

Officers, who were concerned for his welfare, found him in Ipswich town centre at 12.48am today.

Members of the public have been thanked for their help in sharing the appeal.

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