Tyne & Wear

Search for missing Tyneside man Alexander Cromar continues

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Media captionCCTV footage of missing Jarrow man Alexander Cromar

The search for an 88-year-old Tyneside man is continuing a week after he went missing.

Alexander Cromar, who has Alzheimer's, was reported missing from his home in Jarrow, South Tyneside, on 6 June.

He was seen in the town on 3 June shopping in Morrisons and Wilkinson and later on a path near Concorde Way.

Northumbria Police said he was not in very good health, could become confused, was hard of hearing and was described as "vulnerable".

His niece, Jean Little, said: "After every day goes by it gets more desperate."

Trilby hat

Police said he was well known in the area and travelled widely on public transport.

In the past he has travelled to Newcastle, Sunderland, Chester-le-Street, Sheffield and Blackpool.

Officers released images of him on a bus before he went missing as part of their appeal to trace him.

Mr Cromar is white, 5ft 7in tall, of skinny build, with white hair.

Police say he was last seen wearing dark trousers, a light shirt, light-coloured jacket and a trilby hat.

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