James Winterbottom: driver appeal in search for missing 80 year old

James vanished during an evening of bad weather. Credit: GMP Didsbury

Police searching for a missing man are now appealing to drivers in South Manchester to help find him.

80-year-old James Winterbottom was last seen at around 8.45pm on Tuesday eaving his home on Moor Park Road, Didsbury.

Concerns were raised after it was thought that James was not wearing clothing suitable to the severe weather that's hit the area this week.

Detectives believe he has walked along a stretch of Manchester Road between the Parrs Wood Entertainment Centre and Cheadle.

Despite our best efforts we have been unable to find James so far and his family are understandably becoming more and more concerned.

I am appealing to anyone who was driving along that road, around that time, to please think if you saw an elderly man walking or anyone matching James’ description.

– Detective Inspector Gareth Davies

People are also being asked to check their dash-cam footage.

“We are doing everything we can to make sure he is safe and bring him back to his loved ones.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 0161 856 4882 or 101, quoting incident number 2017 of 16/01/18.