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Police search for missing 85-year-old Durham man with dementia

Missing man Russell Goldsmith Photo: Family Photograph


Police say they are becoming increasingly concerned for the welfare of Russell Goldsmith, 85 years old.

Russell, from the Nevilles Cross area of Durham, was last seen leaving home to go and buy a paper at 8:15 on Saturday morning.

He has dementia and poor mobility.

He is described as a white male, approximately 5”8 with short brown, greyish hair, and is believed to be wearing beige trousers and a green checked shirt. He sometimes wears glasses, but is not thought to be wearing them at the moment.

I ask that anybody with any information shares it with us, and that if Russell himself is reading this, he gets in touch with police as soon as possible."

– Inspector Joanne Malkin, Durham Police

Anybody who has any information regarding his whereabouts is asked to contact Durham Police on 101.