Cambridgeshire pensioner missing for third day as police continue urgent searches

Robin Haines did not return to his Cambridgeshire home
Robin Haines did not return to his Cambridgeshire home -Credit:Cambridgeshire Constabulary

Police continue to search for a missing man from Cambridgeshire after he was reported missing on Friday (May 3). Robin Haines was last seen in Cambridge on Friday but did not return to his home in Little Shelford.

A Cambridgeshire Police spokesperson said the force is continuing with searches and enquiries to find the 84-year-old. They said: "We've got lots of different tactics we're using to try to find him."

Mr Haines is said to be heavily reliant on his mobility scooter and can only walk short distances. He is believed to have travelled into Cambridge on the white mobility scooter, which has a roof covering, on Friday.

He was expected home by lunchtime but did not return and was reported missing on Friday evening. He is described as slim build, about 6' tall, with short light grey hair and was last seen wearing a brown knitted shirt, blue quilted sleeveless jacket, dark navy trousers, and brown shoes.

Police have checked local hospitals but have not found Mr Haines yet. They have also searched the DNA path linking Cambridge and the Shelfords.

Detective Inspector Mark Little said: "At the moment the last confirmed sighting we have of Robin is on CCTV footage near to a café in Trinity Street just before 11am yesterday morning. We have many officers working to find Robin, however I am now asking for the public's help to report any sightings of him to us as a matter of urgency.

"To not return home and not be in contact is very out of character and understandably his family are incredibly worried about him." Anyone with information is asked to contact police either via the online reporting form, web chat service or by calling 101.