Police seek missing Fence man (74)

Police are appealing for help to find a 74-year-old man who is missing from home in Fence.

Perter Roberts
Perter Roberts

Peter Roberts went missing from his home in Wheatley Lane at 9-30am today. He is believed to have boarded a Preston-bound train from Burnley at 11-30am but has not been seen since.

He is described as 6ft. 2in. tall, of medium build with mousey blonde hair which is receding and has a long face. He wears metal-framed glasses and is thought to have been wearing a dark jacket, brown trousers and shoes and a leather strap watch. He also walks with a limp and is believed to have been carrying a silver walking stick and a holdall.

Insp. Graham Marshall said: “We are getting increasingly concerned about Peter and his family are very worried about him.

“We know he enjoys going to the Whalley area and is often seen near Fence and I urge anybody who has seen him or knows where he is to contact us.

“Similarly, if Peter sees this appeal, I urge him to get in touch with us or his family to let us know he is safe.”

Anyone with any information can contact Lancashire Police on 101. Alternatively, they can contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online at Crimestoppers-uk.org.