Vulnerable Rossendale man missing

Steven Cowan
Steven Cowan

Police are appealing for information about a 53-year-old man who has gone missing from a residential care home in Rossendale.

Steven Cowan was last seen at the home on Newchurch Road, Newchurch, at 9am on Thursday, October 17th. He had informed care staff that he would be back by 11pm but has not been seen or heard from since.

He is described as white and around 5ft. tall with short dark brown hair. He was last seen wearing a blue waistcoat, light blue jeans and blue trainers. He also had a black left eye when he went missing.

PC Linda Bibby said: “We are growing increasingly concerned about Mr Cowan as he hasn’t been seen for three days now.

“Also, Mr Cowan requires medication which we don’t think he is in possession of.

“If you have seen him or know where he may be, please get in contact with us.”

Anyone with information should contact police on 101 quoting log number 0008 of 18 October.

Alternatively, they can contact Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111 or online at