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Fears for missing pensioner

POLICE are still searching for a 76-year-old man who has been missing from his home in Sheldon since Monday.

POLICE are still searching for a 76-year-old man who has been missing from his home in Sheldon since Monday.

Anthony Edward Arnold left his home in Boyne Road at 10am on February 9 telling family he was going to the launderette at the Radleys in Sheldon.

However no-one has seen him since and the blue Nissan Micra car that he left in is believed to be have been found abandoned in leafy Marsh Lane, Hampton-in-Arden.

A West Midlands Police helicopter attended the scene where the car was found on Wednesday morning along with three police vans.

Officers were seen searching the area - and it is believed they were looking for Mr Arnold.

One local resident, who wished to remain anonymous said she saw officers searching the area surrounding Marsh Lane on Wednesday.

“There has been a big police presence there searching the area,” she said.

“There is also lots of water around the area and i seen them looking there for a long time.

“The river is high at the moment and the current is flowing really fast and i don’t think anyone has looked in the lake yet.”

A spokesperson for West Midlands Police confirmed that officers has been searching the area on Wednesday after a resident reported the abandoned blue Nissan Micra.

Mr Arnold is a white man, of slim build with grey/white hair that is thinning on top.

He is six-foot tall with blue eyes and wears large dark tinted glasses.

He was last seen wearing a waterproof anorak, green jumper, grey trousers, brown shoes, a striped shirt and has a hearing aid in both ears.

Police confirmed that Mr Arnold is still missing and urged him to contact either them or his family to confirm his safety.

Anyone who may have seen him is asked to contact police at Sheldon Police Station on 0845 113 5000.

 

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