New search for elderly man

Gordon Wilson, 82, has been missing since October 25. ANL-151125-120522001
Gordon Wilson, 82, has been missing since October 25. ANL-151125-120522001

A new search has been organised to find a vulnerable, elderly man who was last believed to have been seen in Sible Hedingham in October.

Gordon Wilson, 82, who has vascular dementia, was last seen by neighbours near his home in Leaden Roding at about 11am on Sunday, October 25.

Police believe he took the number 59 bus from Leadon Roding to Chelmsford Bus Station that day.

From there his bus pass is then confirmed as being used to board the number 352 First Bus service at 12.30pm.

The bus finished its route in Halstead and the driver believed a man fitting Mr Wilson’s description got off at the final stop at 1.30pm and walked in the direction of Butler Road.

It is believed the pensioner, who can become confused and have difficulty speaking, was seen in Halstead Road, Sible Hedingham, between 2pm and 4pm on the same day.

Police want to speak to two motorcyclists who helped a man, believed to be Mr Wilson, who fell over in the village.

The organisers of a Facebook page Find Gordon Wilson have set up a new search for Mr Wilson three months after he went missing.

It will take place on Saturday, January 30, meeting at the car park to the rear of the East of England Co-Op in Swan Street.

The search will be postponed if there is bad weather.

In a post the organiser said: “Thank you for all your comments and messages volunteering to assist in the search for Gordon.

“Obviously the more people involved means the more ground that can be covered. So any help will be greatly appreciated.”

Mr Wilson used to go walking in the town with his late wife. It is also possible he was trying to walk to reach Scotland where he used to be a headmaster at Shawlands Academy.

It is believed he took a small amount of cash and some medicine.

He has a Scottish accent, is described as 5ft 11in tall of medium build with grey thinning hair. He wears glasses and was last seen wearing a checked or navy sports jacket.

Anyone who sees him is asked to call 101 urgently.

For more information, search Facebook for “Find Gordon Wilson”.