Police appeal to trace missing Wakefield pensioner

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George King missing man Wakefield

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Police are appealing for information to trace a missing pensioner from Wakefield.

Officers are growing increasingly concerned for George King’s welfare after he was last seen on Friday.

The 89-year-old left his home on Peacock Avenue, in Wakefield, at around 11.45am on Friday on his red mobility scooter.

He was believed to be heading into Wakefield city centre to buy his wife a present for her birthday but he failed to return home that evening.

Police say they are concerned for Mr King’s welfare due to his age and the fact he requires medication for a heart complaint.

He is described as a white male, around 5ft 8” tall, medium build with grey, thinning hair.

When he was last seen he was wearing a white flat cap, short-sleeved blue check shirt, medium blue coloured trousers and white trainers.

Searches involving specialist teams and a police helicopter continue.

Anyone who may have seen George or anyone with information is asked to contact Wakefield police on 101.

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