Public join search for 85-year-old George Fewtrell amid 'sheds and outbuildings' appeal

George Fewtrell is missing from his home in Neston
-Credit: (Image: North Wales Police)

Members of the public have joined a search for missing pensioner George Fewtrell. The 85-year-old walked more than 25-miles from his Neston home to Holywell over a week ago.

He was last seen by the Texaco garage in Holywell on June 26 at 2.11am and now North Wales Police are urging residents in nearby Carmel, Whitford and Lloc to check their sheds and outbuildings in case he took shelter there. He is also said to have short term memory loss which has worsened recently.

People have also been urged to check CCTV if they live in the area. This morning, people organised their own searches for the missing man.

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And in a fresh appeal, Chief Inspector Emma Parry, from North Wales Police, said: "Specially-trained officers are co-ordinating the search with officers from the local policing area, the drone unit, National Police Air Service, police dogs and licenced search officers." They are concentrating on where Mr Fewtrell was last seen by an eyewitness at around 3.20am on Wednesday, June 26 near at the cricket club in Carmel, Flintshire.

Ch Insp Parry added: "By giving us your support it allows our specialist search team to focus on more complex terrain and open areas." This week police called for a "community effort" in the bid to find Mr Fewtrell, with people living in and around Holywell also asked to check CCTV cameras.

George Fewtrell has been missing for over a week
George Fewtrell has been missing for over a week -Credit:North Wales Police

Mr Fewtrell is described as white, around 5'7" tall, of medium build, with balding/short grey hair. He may look more unshaven than previously released photos suggest. A CCTV image of him shows him in the clothes which officers believe he is wearing including a blue Harbour coat, an Easy red striped jumper from Matalan, size 7 black fabric Tampa men’s trainers and black casual trousers.

A group using the Facebook page entitled Bring George Home made their own appeal for local help to conduct "foot searches with the family" around the Texaco Garage today. They didn't know the area so wanted people with local knowledge to assist with their aim "to cover as many routes as possible George may have taken".

  • Anyone with information about the missing man is encouraged to contact North Wales Police via their website, or by calling 101, and to use reference number 47758.

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