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13 August 2010, 13:26
It's been just over a year since Michael George Laing went missing and now Dorset police renewing their appeal to the public for help in finding him.
Mr. Laing, who would be 75 years old, went missing from his home in Harman’s Cross, between Corfe Castle and Swanage back in August 2009.
He was last seen at midday on either Thursday, 6 or Friday, 7 August on South Street in Wareham – his car was later found apparently abandoned on North Street.
Michael is five feet eight inches tall, of slim build with a gaunt appearance and greying hair. He is bow legged and walks slowly trailing his left leg. He was last seen wearing a v-neck lightweight grey jumper and stained light blue denim trousers.
Purbeck Safer Neighbourhood Sergeant Jon Wasey said: "Twelve months on since his disappearance, we have still not heard from Michael or anyone else who knows of his whereabouts.
"I’m asking the public to contact us should they see Michael, and we’d also like to hear from anyone who has spoken with him, or seen him since he was last seen in Wareham.
"If Michael sees this appeal, I have the following message for him: ‘Please get in contact – we simply want to know you are safe and well."
Witnesses and anyone with information should call Dorset Police in confidence on 01202 or 01305 22 22 22 or the free and anonymous Crimestoppers line on 0800 555 111 where mobile phone tariffs may apply.