Live updates

Cumbria Police "in contact with the Foreign & Commonwealth Office"

Cumbria Police have released a statement about their continued efforts to help the family of a man from Kendal who went missing while on holiday in Greece.

"Cumbria Constabulary are providing Family Liaison support to Mr Bainbridge's relatives in the UK.

“The investigations on-going in Anti Paxos are within the jurisdiction of the Authorities in Greece.

“However, Cumbria Constabulary are in contact with the Foreign & Commonwealth Office and Interpol and will provide any assistance required should a request be received."

– Spokesperson for Cumbria Constabulary

Advertisement

Full Report: Search for missing man enters sixth day

The family of a man from Kendal, who is missing in Greece, have asked Cumbria police to join the search.

67-year-old Roger Bainbridge has not been seen for six days.

Relatives say he is very fit for his age and that his disappearance is completely out of character.

Cumbria Police have told ITV News that they are happy to help with the investigation if they are asked by the Greek authorities.

Katie Hunter's full report is below.

Full Report: Search continues for Kendal man missing in Greece

The family of a man from Cumbria who is missing in Greece are calling for Britain to send police officers to investigate.

67-year-old Roger Bainbridge, from Kendal, was last seen on Thursday when he left his sister's home to go walking on the small island of Antipaxos.

A military helicopter from Athens is now searching but the family says they are losing hope he will be found alive.

Finola Miles has the latest - watch her full report below.

Military helicopter in search for missing Cumbrian man

A military helicopter with thermal imaging equipment is currently searching for a man from Cumbria who went missing while on holiday in Greece.

The helicopter has been scrambled from a base in Athens to assist in the search for 67-year-old Roger Bainbridge.

It follows calls from both Mr Bainbridge's family, and local MP Tim Farron, to use the helicopter in the continuing search.

Advertisement

Full report: Cumbrian holidaymaker missing in Greece

The family of a Cumbrian man who has gone missing in Greece say they are worried sick and baffled by his disappearance.

Roger Bainbridge, from Kendal, was visiting his sister when he didn't return from a day trip.

Greek police are now searching for him and his local MP is calling on the authorities to bring in thermal imaging helicopters.

Fiona Marley Paterson reports:

Local MP calls for military helicopter to assist search

"We had a helicopter go over already but it's a private helicopter it doesn't have thermal imaging capabilities. All it was doing was using visual search and rescue tactics, well that's great but isn't enough.

"What we need is the thermal imaging and that looks like it can only be provided either from the Central Greek government.

"There is no sign of them having that capability I have to say. We do know that there are four UK bases on Cyprus, they would be the easiest to scramble politically but they're about 600 or 700 miles away.

"Only 70 miles away in southern Italy there is a defence capability there with this thermal imaging ability on the helicopters and this isn't the time for niceties - we just need to get on with it.

"The weather is likely to change sometime today we desperately need to get a military helicopter with thermal imaging capabilities out there looking for Roger immediately."

– Tim Farron MP, Westmorland and Lonsdale

Son of missing man "clueless as to what's happened"

Iain Bainbridge, son of Roger Bainbridge Credit: ITV News Border

The son of missing holidaymaker Roger Bainbridge has been speaking to ITV Border.

He says that the family has no clue as to what has happened to Mr Bainbridge.

Iain Bainbridge said:

"It's so difficult to know what to think. We're trying to think positively that there is an explanation that he maybe went island hopping and he ran out of money.

"But all of these theories they seem to have deficiencies. None of them seem to add up so we really are clueless as to what's happened."

Load more updates

Advertisement

Today's top stories