Concern growing for missing 83-year-old man from Letchworth with dementia

William Gordon Whitfield has been found safe and well in Ashwell

William Gordon Whitfield has been found safe and well in Ashwell - Credit: Archant

Police growing increasingly concerned for missing 83-year-old man from Letchworth who has dementia.

William ‘Gordon’ Whitfield – who loves walking – went missing from his home in Western Close at 4pm yesterday, and police are re-appealing for help from the public.

He is described as a white man of medium build, with a bald head and greying hair around the side. He was last seen wearing dark jogging bottoms and a grey short sleeved polo neck sweater with a blue collar.

North Herts Safer Neighbourhood Team insp Duncan Sales said: “Due to William’s health problems we are getting very worried about him.

“William has gone missing before and loves to walk along country lanes and fields and has been known to walk as far as Stotfold and Arlesey.


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“We are appealing for help from the public and would ask people in the local area to check their back gardens, sheds and outbuildings and we would also urge dog walkers to keep an eye out for him.”

Anyone who sees William – who is known as Gordon – is asked to contact police via the non-emergency number 101 as soon as possible.

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