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Jack Platt: missing grandfather dies hours after being found

Jack Platt has passed away at the age of 88. Credit: Family

A missing grandfather has died from the effects of hypothermia hours after being found, according to his family.

Jack Platt went missing from his supported accommodation in St Helens on Saturday.

He'd been diagnosed with dementia, and his family believe he may have gone for a walk and become confused.

His absence prompted a massive community search, joined by teams of volunteers and a police helicopter.

Mr Platt was found on Monday, but died from hypothermia.

In a Facebook post, his family said they were thankful he did not have to spend his last hours alone.

I want you to remember that we got our victory - he wasn't alone and he knew at the end that he was loved.

– Family

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Jack Platt: Family appeal for help to find missing grandad

Have you seen Jack Platt? Credit: Family

An 88-year-old man with dementia has gone missing from his home in St Helens, Merseyside.

Jack Platt was last seen in the early hours of Saturday morning at his supported accommodation in Rainhill.

His family have launched a desperate appeal for help to find him.

They say he may have gone for a walk and got confused, and are asking cyclists and dog walkers to keep an eye out for him.

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If you think that you see Jack/Dad then if possible take a photograph and send it to us here. We want to follow up on every likely sighting but we've got very limited resources - a photo really helps us to prioritise.

Thank you all again for all that you've done and you're doing. This has been a tough few days but the overwhelming love and support from you all has been incredible.

– Family/ Facebook

Christopher Makin: concerns grow for missing man

Have you seen Christopher Makin? Credit: Merseyside Police

Police say they are becoming increasingly concerned about a missing man from Merseyside.

Christopher Makin is 36 and was last seen at his home in Sutton Manor, St Helens, on Monday afternoon.

He said he was heading to an address in Clock Face, and hasn’t been seen or heard of since.

Christopher is known to frequent The Dream, St Helens.

Description

  • around 5ft 3in
  • large build
  • ginger/brown hair
  • brown eyes
  • last seen wearing a black top and shorts

Police are asking Mr Makin or anyone who has seen him to contact @MerpolCC, 101 or @Missingpeople.

  1. Rob Smith, ITV News

Trial begins of man accused of murdering Sam Cook

Sam Cook Credit: ::

A trial is underway after a teenager was stabbed through the heart while celebrating his 21st birthday.

Sam Cook died in hospital after the incident at the Empire Bar in Liverpool last October

Today Carl Madigan, who's 22, went on trial charged with Sam's murder.

Rob Smith reports

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  1. Andy Bonner, ITV News

Calls for ground breaking cancer vaccine to prolong lives

Steve White Credit: ITV News

When former St Helens rugby star Steve Prescott was diagnosed with a rare cancer he fought hard to raise awareness and money to help others.

Now one of his childhood friends, who was at his side during those incredible fundraising efforts, is fighting his own battle.

Steve White has the same form of brain cancer that recently claimed the life of Dame Tessa Jowell, who campaigned for better access to treatment on the NHS.

It was thanks to Steve's friendship with Steve Prescott that he was able to take his own fight to India where he's been trying a promising new treatment that's not yet available in the UK.

He's been speaking to our Merseyside Correspondent Andy Bonner.

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