Search For Missing Man

The family of a 55-year-old man from Weymouth who vanished last week are appealing for help to find him.

55-year-old Nicholas Stephen Crocker was reported missing just after 9am on Wednesday, 21 September 2011, and was last seen at 6.30am that morning.

Nicholas is white, between five feet seven inches and five feet eight inches tall and of a stocky build. He has receding white or grey hair, white stubble, a tattoo of antlers on the back of one hand and on one forearm.

When he was last seen, he was wearing green camouflage trousers and T-Shirt, a navy blue fleece and black boots.

Superintendent Mike Rogers said:

"We are continuing our search for Nicholas. Dorset Police officers in conjunction with volunteers from Dorset Search and Rescue (DorSAR) are still searching the local area trying to locate him.

"As this behaviour is completely out of character for Nicholas we are very concerned for his safety.

"Nicholas is a licensed firearms holder and our enquiries suggest that a pistol is outstanding. It is possible that Nicholas is in possession of this firearm, which he is licensed to own.

"I would like to reiterate that while there is absolutely no suggestion of any risk to members of the public, we would still ask that Nicholas is not approached.

"Any sightings of a man fitting his description should be reported to Dorset Police urgently.

"It is essential that we find Nicholas so that we can make sure that he is safe and well - anyone with information regarding his whereabouts should call us as soon as possible."

Anyone with any information or knowledge as to Nicholas' whereabouts should call Dorset Police on 101, quoting incident number 22:588.