Appeal to find missing Wakefield man

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Police are continuing to appeal for information to trace a missing Wakefield man.

George King, 89, was last seen on Friday morning and officers are growing increasingly concerned for his welfare after he left his home on his mobility vehicle to buy his wife a present for her birthday.

He was last seen leaving his home on Peacock Avenue, Wakefield, around 11.45am and was reported missing by his family when he failed to return home in the afternoon.

It’s believed that Mr King was using his red mobility scooter at the time.

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 are set to continue today.

Anyone who may have seen Mr King or anyone with information is asked to contact Wakefield police on 101, quoting police log 1246 of the 19/7/2013.