Search goes on for pensioner

POLICE have still not found a 73-year-old man who went missing from his home in Woodbridge on Thursday - despite major searches over the weekend.

POLICE have still not found a 73-year-old man who went missing from his home in Woodbridge on Thursday - despite major searches over the weekend.

Anthony Smith was last seen at Beech Way at about 4.45pm. His disappearance is out of character and police are concerned for his safety as he has several conditions which require regular medication.

Over the weekend helicopter searches and a survey of the River Deben by the Harwich inshore rescue lifeboat were carried out - but there was still no sign of the pensioner.

Mr Smith is described as white, 5ft 11ins tall and of average build. He has short grey hair, brown eyes and at the time of his disappearance was wearing a navy blue jumper with a tan coloured motif on the left side of the chest and navy trousers. He was carrying a black shoulder bag containing some personal items.


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It is possible he may have got on a train and police have asked anyone who may have travelled from Woodbridge yesterday after 4.45pm or been at Ipswich railway station later if they remember seeing him.

It is also possible he may still be in the Woodbridge area and police have also asked residents to check outbuildings to see if he may have taken shelter there.

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Anyone who may have seen Mr Smith or who may have information about his whereabouts is asked to call Woodbridge Police on 01473 613500.

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