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Police resume search for missing pensioner

Specialist search teams have resumed their search today around Grantham for missing pensioner Jack Foster.

The 83-year-old has not been seen since Tuesday afternoon when the last sighting of him was just after 2.30pm in the town's bus station.

Lincolnshire police do not know whether he got on a bus or no but are appealing for anyone who may have seen him on Tuesday afternoon to contact them

The police are also renewing their appeal for people in the north Grantham area to check their sheds and outbuildings for anything to suggest that somebody may have stayed there or to hear from anyone who may have offered Jack a lift.

Christmas Day search for missing Grantham pensioner

Lincolnshire Police have issued a new appeal this evening for people living in the area of north Grantham to check outbuildings and sheds for 83yr old Jack Foster.

Mr Foster left Grantham Hospital on Tuesday morning about 11am after treatment for a broken left shoulder.

He was due to be taken home by taxi but has not been seen since he left hospital.

He has very limited mobility and shuffles rather than walks. He was not using a walking stick when he left hospital.

Ground searches will continue during Christmas Day but in the meantime, people living in the north of Grantham are asked to check their outbuildings and sheds for any sign that Jack might have been there.

Police search for missing Spalding teen

Police in Spalding are searching for a fifteen year old who has been missing since Monday.

Elena Dimitru

Elena Dimitru (15) left her foster home in the town at around 10.30pm on Monday 7 July and has not made contact since.

Although Elena is described as a streetwise girl, she has only lived in Lincolnshire for a week and is not familiar with the area.

She is a Romanian national, 5' 5" tall, medium build, with very long dark hair. She has a tattoo on her left hand saying 'Ionut'.

When last seen, she was wearing a light pink zip-up hoody, dark leggings and black plimsolls.


Concern for missing pensioner

Police are growing increasingly concerned for the safety of a vulnerable pensioner who has not been seen for several days at his Sheffield home.

Kent Olivia

Kent Olivia, aged 78, moved to the city from Filey in January to be closer to relatives.

He suffers from dementia and high blood pressure and is on medication, which he is not believed to have taken with him.

Mr Olivia was last seen on Sunday, 8 June, by a friend, but there was no answer when a nurse called at his home on Woodthorpe Road the following morning.

He was reported missing yesterday, 10 June. It is not thought he has been missing before.

Although Mr Olivia suffers from dementia, he is quite independent. Police believe he has taken his bus pass and also found train time tables to North Yorkshire when they searched his property, hinting that he may have returned to Filey.

North Yorkshire Police have searched the area around his former home and found no trace of him.

He is described as white, 5ft 4in tall, slim, bald with a grey thin moustache, brown eyes with brown square-rimmed glasses, red blotches on the back of his neck and is said to be slow on his feet.

He may have been wearing a navy blue Regatta jacket, a two-tone flat cap, a watch with a black strap and carrying a small, green, square-shaped cross-body bag.

Concern for missing Barnsley teenager

Police are appealing for information to help find a Barnsley teenager who has been missing since yesterday.

Kirsty Downing has been missing since yesterday

Kirsty Downing (17), of Stoney Royd, sent a text message to a family member at around 4am on Wednesday but has not been seen or heard from since.

This is very out of character for Kirsty and police and her family are extremely concerned for her welfare.

Police believe Kirsty is probably still in the Barnsley area and urge anyone who has seen her to contact police.

Kirsty is 5ft 2ins tall, with long blonde hair, slim. She was probably wearing baggy clothing when she left home and possibly a purple body warmer.

She has two tattoos on her wrist, a further tattoo on the side of her hands and another on the back of her neck.

Anyone who might have seen her is asked to contact police.

Police search for Meanwood man

West Yorkshire Police say they are growing increasingly concerned about a man who has been missing from Leeds since Wednesday.

Paul Bell was last seen on Wednesday June 4

Paul Bell, aged 28, from Meanwood, was last seen on June 4 at about 1pm at South Leeds Stadium and said he was going to Headingley.

Chief Inspector Phil Wiggins said: "We are very concerned for Paul's welfare, as are his family, and urgently need to trace his whereabouts. I would ask anyone who has seen him or knows his whereabouts to contact us immediately."

He is described as white, about 5ft 11ins tall, slim build, with short brown hair.

Anyone who may have seen him is asked to contact police.

Concern for missing Halifax teenager

Missing teenager Katie Smith Credit: ITV Yorkshire

Concern is growing for a teenage girl who has been missing from her West Yorkshire home since Tuesday.

14-year-old Katie Smith was last seen at her home in Mixenden near Halifax at 4.45pm

At the time she was wearing her school uniform but it is thought she had additional clothes with her as there was a possible sighting of her that evening wearing jogging bottoms and a red top.

Katie is known to frequent Halifax town centre, the Mixenden Estate, Elland and Rastrick. She is described as white, 4ft 6ins tall of a slim build with brown eyes and brown hair.

Detective Inspector Derrick Oldham of the Calderdale Safeguarding Unit, said: "We are becoming increasingly concerned for Katie's welfare and I would appeal to Katie or anyone who sees her to get in contact so her family know she is safe and well."

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