Hunt for missing Leeds pensioner

Police are re-appealing for information to help find a missing 89--year-old man after a new sighting at a Leeds bus terminus. Edward Roberts has not been seen since Monday January 13, 2014.

Body found in search for missing pensioner

Edward Roberts
Edward Roberts Credit: West Yorkshire Police

Police searching for a missing Leeds pensioner have found a body in the Seacroft area of the city.

Eighty nine year old Edward Roberts was last seen on Monday afternoon getting on a bus at the Monkswood Gate bus terminus having earlier visited his GP. This afternoon police revealed they'd found a body in the nearby Bogart Hill Road area.

Investigations are ongoing to identify the body and ascertain the circumstances of the death.

Missing pensioner may have travelled to Morecambe, say police

Possible sighting of Edward Roberts captured on CCTV

Police searching for missing pensioner Edward Roberts say he may have travelled to Morecambe. The 89-year-old pensioner has not been seen since Monday January 13 when he was spotted at Monkswood Gate bus terminus in Leeds.

"We understand that he used to live in the Morecambe area and celebrated his 80th birthday there. With his 90th birthday next week, one line of enquiry is that he may have travelled or been attempting to travel to that area.

Information like this is vital and as part of our continued enquiries, we would urge any relatives or friends of Mr Roberts to make contact. Our hope is they may be able to provide us with information about other places that he likes to visit."

Chief Inspector Matt Davison, West Yorkshire Police

Mr Roberts is described as white, 6ft tall, slim and unshaven. He was last seen wearing a beige 'fisherman's type' hat with a drawstring, a along beige mac and dark blue jeans with turn-ups. He was carrying a blue Tesco 'bag for life'. He regularly travels on buses in the area.

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Police re-appeal to find missing 89-year-old Leeds man after new sighting

Edward Roberts who has been missing since January 13 Credit: West Yorkshire Police

Police are appealing for help to find a missing 89-year-old man from Leeds. A new sighting puts Edwards Roberts at the Monkswood Gate bus terminus on Monday January 13. It is believed he boarded the number 49 bus at Dib Lane having earlier visited his doctor's surgery in Asket Drive.

"We have had a number of reports of potential sightings of Mr Roberts since our initial public appeal and have now been able to confirm that he got a bus to the Monskwood Gate bus terminus.

Other reported sightings include a man matching Mr Roberts description in Boggart Hill Drive walking towards Kentmere Avenue at 4.30 on Tuesday 14 January. As yet we have not been able to confirm that the man seen was Mr Roberts. "

Chief Inspector Matt Davison, West Yorkshire Police

Anyone with information about Mr Edwards whereabouts should contact police.