Missing St Leonards man 'could have amnesia'

Lawrence Perkins
Image caption Lawrence Perkins was last spotted at Eastbourne railway station

Police are trying to trace a 64-year-old man, who has a mental condition which can cause temporary amnesia, and has not been seen for nearly a week.

Lawrence Perkins, of Gensing Road, St Leonards, disappeared after leaving his home to buy a paper on Tuesday.

Sussex Police said he caught a train to Eastbourne and was last spotted at the railway station.

The force said he suffers from a condition called Fugues syndrome which can cause temporary amnesia.

PC Ritchie Blanch, from Hasting Police, said: "Despite appeals, there have been no sightings of him since, but his cash card was used in a machine in West Street, Brighton on Wednesday and Thursday."

He is white, of slim build, 6ft tall with short wavy hair and a full grey beard.

When he was last seen he was wearing a black anorak, black trousers and a shirt and tie.

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