South East Wales

Dementia sufferer Roger Cecil missing from Newport hospital

Roger Cecil Image copyright Gwent Police
Image caption Roger Cecil disappeared from the Royal Gwent Hospital on Saturday

A fresh appeal has been made to help locate a well-known artist and dementia sufferer who has gone missing from Newport's Royal Gwent Hospital.

Roger Cecil, 72, from Abertillery, was last seen on Treherbert Road, off the A4042, at about 01:00 GMT on Sunday.

Gwent Police are concerned for Mr Cecil's safety as he is considered vulnerable due to his condition.

Anyone who has information on his whereabouts is asked to contact the police on 101.

Police continue to concentrate searches on the A4042, Pontypool and Croesyceiliog as well as mountain areas surrounding Abertillery.

When Mr Cecil was last seen he was wearing a dark beanie hat, a dark jacket and dark trousers. He was also wearing an orange hi-viz vest-type jacket.

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