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Search for missing pensioner called off after man's body discovered

Police in Essex have suspended the search for an elderly man who has been missing since October after a body was found in woodland.

Gordon Wilson, who is 82 and has dementia, was last seen near his home in Leaden Roding near Halstead. Credit: Essex Police

Gordon Wilson, who is 82 and has dementia, was last seen near his home in Leaden Roding near Halstead.

A body was found by a member of the public in woodland in Sible Hedingham on Saturday. Police say the death is not being treated as suspicious.

No formal identification has taken place yet but Gordon’s family have been updated and the police search suspended.


Police urge motorcyclists to get in touch following possible sighting of missing pensioner

Gordon Wilson. Credit: Essex Police

Police have appealed for two motorcyclists who helped a pensioner, believed to be missing Essex man Gordon Wilson, to get in touch with them.

The riders and a pedestrian helped the man who had fallen over in Halstead Road, Sible Hedingham, back on October 25.

Essex Police say his description fits Mr Wilson's.

"Two motorcyclists and a pedestrian had stopped to help the man, who had fallen over.

However he refused their help and continued walking in the direction of Sible Hedingham.

We would like to speak to the bikers as they may have information that can help assist in the search for Mr Wilson.”

– Braintree district commander Chief Insp Richard Melton

Volunteers invited to join search for missing Essex pensioner

Gordon Wilson Credit: Essex Police

Members of the public are being invited to join Essex Police officers today, in a further search of the Halstead area for missing Gordon Wilson.

A man fitting Mr Wilson's description got off the number 352 bus in Halstead on Sunday October 25 and walked in the direction of Butler Road.

Gordon, who has vascular dementia, was last seen by neighbours near his home in Leaden Roding near Dunmow at about 11am on Sunday, October 25.

His ill health means he can become confused and have difficulty speaking.

Police believe he took the number 59 bus from Chelmsford Bus Station on the day he went missing.


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