Re-appeal for missing Oxfordshire man on two-week anniversary of disappearance

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Derek Brant

Police in Oxfordshire are appealing for the public's help to locate a man who went missing two weeks ago today (7 August).

Derek Brant, who is 63, was reported missing on 23 July.

The last confirmed sighting of him was on Saturday 24 July at around 3pm near St Anne’s Annexe, South Parade, Summertown.

When he was last seen, Derek was wearing a navy/black coloured polo shirt, black cargo trousers and a fluorescent jacket.

Derek was last seen wearing this fluorescent jacket.

In a public appeal, Derek’s niece Sadie said: “With the community in Summertown and Kidlington knowing Derek so well, we as a very worried family are urging the public to come forward with any sightings over the past two weeks.

“We need to get Derek home safely and back to St Anne’s College where he most loves to be!’’

Officers say they are following up all reports with a matter of urgency. 

DCI Kelly Glister from Cherwell & West Oxfordshire LPA said: “It is possible that Derek has been sleeping outside and may look unkempt.

“We also know that Derek can often be found in the local community assisting with litter picking and so we would ask people to please keep an eye out if you see anyone matching his description litter picking in Kidlington, Summertown or the surrounding areas.

Anyone who has seen Derek is being asked to call 101 immediately quoting reference 43210328398, or if they have information about an earlier sighting.