Part of River Dove cordoned off after missing fisherman

Police have cordoned off part of a river in Staffordshire after reports of a missing fisherman.

Roger Wheat, who is in his 70s, was last seen fishing from the River Dove near to Ellastone bridge on Tuesday (7 December) afternoon.

He was wearing a brown Barbour jacket, dark coloured trousers and wellington boots.

Police have cordoned off part of the river whilst a co-ordinated search continues.

Thorough and co-ordinated searches have taken place in the area this afternoon and a police cordon is in place.

A Staffordshire Police spokesperson:

Anyone who has seen Roger or has any information, is asked to call 101 quoting incident number 329 of 7 January.