Automatic number plate recognition cameras on the outskirts of Worthing yesterday recorded the car of a missing Durham man for whom Sutton Police are appealing for information. Ronald Charles Lane, aged 75, went missing yesterday morning (Wednesday February 5th).
Mr Charles had driven with his wife from Durham to stay with family in Burns Close, Carshalton, arriving during the evening of Tuesday (February 4th).
He was last seen going to bed at 12.30 am on February 5th. His relatives believe he left Burns Close just over five hours later at around 6.00 am in his car – a silver Ford Focus registration LD60 LVF.
The cameras recorded the car on February 5th at 7.30 am on the A24 Findon by-pass at the junction with the A280, on the outskirts of Worthing. Neither the vehicle nor Mr Lane have been spotted since then.
Sutton Police Station said they were concerned because Mr Lane was being treated for depression. He is not believed to have any more than £10 on him, and has no mobile phone, bank cards or medication.
He is described as a white, well built, fit and able, about 5′ 11″, with thinning white hair. He is believed to have been wearing a striped blue and yellow shirt and beige corduroy trousers over pyjamas.
If you see Mr Lane or his vehicle, contact police immediately on 999 quoting his name and vehicle registration number.
Detective Constable Emily Marshall, from Sutton Police said: “We still believe Mr Lane is in the south coast area and we need to locate him as quickly as possible to make sure he is safe and well.”