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Police want help to find missing Suffolk man

Police are appealing for help in tracing a missing 79-year-old man from Southwold.

David Franckeiss left his home in Mill Lane, Southwold, to attend a doctors appointment yesterday, Friday 9th November. He was at the surgery at around 5.30pm, but has not been seen since.

His car was found at Southwold Harbour on Ferry Road. The Police helicopter and the Coastguard Service have carried out extensive searches in the area.

Mr Franckeiss is described as white, around 6’1”, with short, brown hair. He was wearing brown corduroy trousers and a black coat.

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Ale and hearty: Adnams profits boosted by new beers

Adnams - boosted by its beer Credit: PA

Suffolk Brewer Adnams has announced higher profits thanks to a series of new brews.

The Southwold beer maker said own-brewed beer volumes rose 5% in the six months to June 30, as sales through off-licences and supermarkets rose 13%. It held its prices for pub customers for the fourth year in a row.

Demand for its ales, including at 11 Cellar & Kitchen stores, helped operating profits rise 5.5% to £857,000, while turnover was up 5% to £25.8 million.

Demand was boosted by new products such as pale ale Ghost Ship, a Diamond Ale to celebrate the Queen's Jubilee and a new low-alcohol beer.

A new pint called Flame Runner - to mark the London Olympics - had also proved popular.

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