Candle vigil for missing Trevor Elias, 77

More than 400 people held a candle-lit vigil in a village for a missing pensioner.

Trevor Elias, 77, has been missing from his home in Abertridwr, Caerphilly county, since 7 April.

Village have set up a Facebook page urging his safe return and on Sunday evening the square was filled with people lighting candles for him.

He is described as 6ft (1.83m) tall, very thin build, and has brown short hair. He wears glasses.

Image caption Trevor Elias was last seen without the glasses he usually wears

Police have been using dogs and a helicopter to look for Mr Elias.

Leah Nightingale, from Abertridwr, said: "He is known by many many people and is thought of as local legend to the old and young.

"He always has time to talk to people and is always telling jokes which is what he is best known for.

"As he has been missing now for many days we are all rooting for his safe return as he has been known to get confused."

Victoria Ford has organised a Facebook campaign to look for the pensioner.

She said: He always made time to speak to you. He was so genuine and a was lovely man. Everybody is so sad that he has just disappeared.

"He's always in his glasses but the last sighting of him said the he wasn't wearing his glasses which is why most of us are upset because we think he's unaware of what he's doing or where he's gone."

Gwent Police said anyone who sees Mr Elias or is aware of his whereabouts should call 101.

A force spokesman said: "Officers have been working closely with the community to gain any information which could assist in the location of Mr Elias.

"Actions have and continue to be carried out and reviewed daily."

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