Owen Brennan: Police continue search for missing trainer

Owen Brennan Owen Brennan has had a successful career training horses

Homeowners are being asked to check gardens and out-buildings as police search for a racehorse trainer who has been missing since Monday.

Owen Brennan has not been seen since he left his home in Wheeldon Avenue, Derby, at 16:45 GMT.

Derbyshire Police said they had not ruled out the possibility he may be at racing events.

The 77-year-old, who has memory loss, is described as white, 5ft 7in (1.7m), slim and with short, greying hair.

'Wonderful character'

Mr Brennan recently came out of retirement after a long and successful career training horses.

Racecourses have been alerted to his disappearance including Uttoxeter, in Staffordshire, where he is well known.

Charlie Moore, clerk of the course, said: "Owen has been a friend now for 23 years. This is very worrying, it is the wrong time of year and is not good anyway.

"He is a wonderful character, a great Irish man and a great horseman."

Mr Brennan was wearing brown denim trousers with a red cross on the back pocket, a brown cotton jacket with a wool lining and a fur collar. He may be wearing a cap.

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