An elderly man who has gone missing from his home in Sussex is believed to have travelled to the Hertfordshire area and police are warning that they are concerned for his welfare and also those who may come into contact with him.
Douglas Byelong, 74, has not been seen since he left his home in Bersted, Bognor Regis, on Thursday evening (April 3). However, police have information to suggest that he may have been in the St Albans area on Friday.
Mr Byelong does have a history of violence from nearly 20 years ago. However, he has not re-offended since, but he has a medical condition that may cause him to react angrily if he believes he has been offended or criticised.
He is described as white, 5' 9", of medium build, mostly bald with some white hair, blue eyes and wears glasses.
Detective Chief Inspector Tanya Jones, said: "While we don't think Mr Byelong is an immediate danger to the public - more to himself - he does feel that he is a younger man and we would recommend that anyone who sees him or knows where he is should not approach him, but call 999 immediately."
Poole Police are continuing to search for a 30-year-old man who has been missing over the Christmas period.
Matthew Purser was last seen at around 7pm on Saturday 21st December when he left his home on Jellicoe Close on foot.
Detective Inspector Richard Dixey, of Poole Police, said: "Concern is increasing for Matthew whose disappearance is completely out of character.
“We know that he did not take his car or mobile phone with him. He only has a bank card and a small amount of cash.
Matthew’s family are extremely concerned about him and would like to give the following message: “Matthew you are not in trouble and you don’t have to come home if you do not want to. We just want to know that you are alright and of course would love to have you back home. We all love and miss you.”
Matthew is white, six feet tall, of a large build with short dark hair.
He has pale skin, a round shaped face with some stubble on it when he was last seen and he has a large scar across his left hand.
He was wearing a grey hooded jumper with a navy fleece body warmer, grey Adidas tracksuit bottoms and white Puma trainers.
Anyone with information on his whereabouts should call 101.
Concerns are growing for a Poole man who was last seen a week ago leaving his home address on foot.
30-year-old Matthew Purser was last seen at 7pm on Saturday 21st December when he walked along Jellicoe Close.
Matthew is white, 6ft, of a large build with short dark hair and pale skin.
He was wearing a grey hooded jumper with a navy body warmer, tracksuit bottoms and trainers.
Police Constable Dave Mearing, of Poole Police, said: "I understand that Matthew had become upset before he left and his family is concerned that he may come to some harm. He did not take his car or mobile phone - he only has a bank card and a small amount of cash with him.
"I urge Matthew to get in touch - we simply need to know that you are safe and well."
Police have issued a thank you to the public for their help in finding a man had gone missing from his home in Milford-on-Sea last night. 67 year old Andrew Redpath suffers from dementia but is now back with his family safe and well after being recognised by a member of the public.
Police in Hampshire are appealing to the public for help in finding a 67 year old man who suffers from dementia. Andrew Redpath has gone missing from his home in Milford-on-Sea. He is known to often travel to the Christchurch and police are conducting extensive searches to try and locate him.
The police are particularly concerned for his welfare because he suffers from dementia. Andrew is described as being 5ft 8ins tall, with a slim build and short grey hair. He was last seen wearing a polo shirt and shorts. Anyone who sees Andrew or knows where he is should call Hampshire Police .