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."
One unit of alcohol takes the body an hour to break down; so, for example, a person drinking three large glasses (250ml) of wine (15 per cent alcohol) in an evening,stopping at midnight, shouldn’t drive for 13 hours – that’s 1pm the following day.
The council is distributing posters and leaflets to all pubs and sports and social clubs in the Wokingham Borough as part of the ‘Morning After’ campaign.
It reminds drinkers that they could still be over the drink-drive limit following summer afternoons and evenings spent with family and friends.
Julie Pillai, road safety officer, said: “With the longer summer evenings and the prospect of barbeques, garden parties, weddings and family gatherings, it’s all too easy to forget how many glasses of wine or beer have been topped up during the day.
“Drink driving is a year round problem, affecting families and communities, by somebody making the mistake of not realising how long it can take for alcohol to clear the system."
Kent Police have revealed details of the following scam incidents.
May 5, sometime between 12 – 1 pm, Tesco, Millstrood Road, Whitstable. Suspect described as light skinned, aged in his 30s, 6ft tall, slim build with dark hair.
May 9, ASDA, Sturry Road, Canterbury, woman went to back of car to help man with the map, passenger door left unlocked, later noticed card missing. Suspect man with tanned European skin, aged in 30s, around 5ft 6 to 5ft 7in tall with thick dark hair.
May 10, 3pm, TESCO, Smallhythe Road, Tenterden, Woman approached by a man and woman asking for directions. As the map was folded out over the top of the trolley she noticed that the woman was unzipping her purse. She told them to go and they fled.