Detectives launch appeal for missing 73-year-old Gurkha veteran

Police in Westminster are growing increasingly concerned for the welfare of a missing 73-year-old man from Hampshire.

Durga Prasad Rai, a Gurkha veteran, was last seen at 15:00hrs on Friday, 25 March outside Westminster Underground Station.

He is described as an Asian man of Nepalese heritage, 5ft 6ins tall, of slim build, with receding light brown hair.

Durga was visiting the capital with a group but has no local knowledge of the London area.

At the time of his disappearance he was wearing a black jacket, grey trousers and carrying a black sack. He wears glasses and has no teeth.

Officers are increasingly concerned for his wellbeing and would urge anyone with information on his whereabouts to call police on 101 or Missing People on 116000 quoting reference 16MIS012306.