Missing Man: Police Back At Scene

22 December 2010, 09:12

2 weeks after a vulnerable Essex man went missing - police have been back to the scene of his last sighting putting up posters in the hope somebody remembers seeing him.

63 year old Michael Forrest - who's in the early stages of dementia - was caught on CCTV at Lakeside on December 7th after leaving his home in Chelmsford.

Images show him walking towards the lake adjoining the shopping centre. The Essex Police Marine Unit has made a search of the lake, but nothing has been found.

Chief Inspector Nick Lee who's leading the search said: “We have no idea why Mr Forrest travelled from Chelmsford to Lakeside because it was not a place he was known to visit.

“But he has recently been using his bus pass to get around and has been travelling on London Underground to other places he did not usually visit.

“We are extremely concerned for his safety because he is confused, has no access to money and might be trying to travel round using his bus pass. He is extremely vulnerable.

“We have made extensive enquiries at Lakeside over the past few days and all shop staff have been asked to look out for Mr Forrest. We are very anxious to find out where he went after leaving Tescos.”

Mr Forrest is 5ft 8in tall, of slim build and has brown eyes. He has white hair and a moustache. He has a Scottish accent. He was last seen wearing a grey duffle coat over a V-necked short sleeved top and stripy light coloured shirt, and black tracksuit bottoms. He is wearing glasses in the CCTV from Lakeside.

Anyone who has seen him should contact police at Chelmsford on 0300 333 4444.

Watch the CCTV footage here