South East Wales

Missing Abertridwr man Trevor Elias, 77: Residents start leaflet campaign

Trevor Elias
Image caption Trevor Elias has been missing since 7 April

Posters and more than 1,000 leaflets have been distributed by residents in a bid to find a pensioner who went missing two weeks ago.

Trevor Elias, 77, has not been seen since leaving his home in Abertridwr, Caerphilly county, on 7 April.

A candle-lit vigil for him was attended by around 400 people in the village last weekend.

Gwent Police gave residents permission to start a leaflet campaign this week while officers continue the search.

Mr Elias is described by police as 6ft (1.83m) tall, of very thin build, and has brown short hair. He wears glasses but is said not to have had them on when last seen.

Victoria Ford set up a Facebook page to help in the search for Mr Elias.

'Odd'

She said: "No one in Abertridwr would have a bad word to say about Trevor.

"Every time I go into work there's a conversation about him. He's on everybody's mind.

"People are still organising searches and his disappearance is just really odd."

Police have conducted area searches with the use of a helicopter and dogs, and they are also carrying out their own social media campaign.

A Gwent Police 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."

Anyone who has information about his whereabouts is asked to contact Gwent Police on 101.

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