Berkshire

Family plea for missing 83-year-old from Bracknell

Leslie Frewen
Image caption Mr Frewen has diabetes but is otherwise a healthy man who enjoys his daily walks

The family of an 83-year-old Berkshire man who went missing four days ago have appealed for help to find him.

A police search is continuing for Leslie Frewen, who was last seen on Sunday when he left his Warfield Park home in Bracknell to go for a walk.

He has never gone missing before and his disappearance was described as "completely out of character".

His wife Jean and daughters Leigh and Erika urged anyone who knows where he is to tell police.

Mr Frewen, a World War II veteran who served with the Grenadier Guards from 1945 to 1948, also has four grandchildren, aged between 12 and 18.

Checking sheds

His family said in a statement: "We miss him and love him very much.

"We are desperate to know that he is safe and we want him back home with us as soon as possible."

Patrol officers and mounted police have been searching Warfield Park, which contains hundreds of homes set in 88 acres of woods and parkland, since Wednesday.

Residents in the area have been asked to check their sheds, garages, outhouses and beneath mobile homes.

Mr Frewen was last sighted in The Elms, an area within Warfield Park, at about 1515 BST on Sunday.

He has cropped grey hair, wears glasses, and was last seen wearing navy trousers, a beige zipped jacked and black shoes.

Ch Insp Simon Bowden said: "Mr Frewen has never gone missing before, so his disappearance is completely out of character.

"Although he suffers with diabetes, he is otherwise described as a healthy man who enjoys his daily walks."

More on this story