Appeal to trace missing man – Bourne End and High Wycombe

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Thames Valley Police is appealing for the public’s help in tracing a man who is missing from High Wycombe.

John Arthur
John Arthur

Joseph Arthur, aged 81, was last seen in the Spade Oak public house in Coldmoorholme Lane, Bourne End, at around 4.30pm to 5pm today (16/4).

Mr Arthur is white, slim, approximately 5ft 8ins to 5ft 10ins, has grey hair, blue/grey eyes and a pale complexion.

No description of the clothing he was last seen wearing is currently available.

Officers are carrying out search activity in the area and working alongside other emergency services and the National Police Air Service helicopter to attempt to locate him.

Mr Arthur frequents The Rye and Downley Common however it is believed he could still be in the Bourne End area.

PC Ben Pearmain, based at High Wycombe police station, said: “I would like to speak to anyone who has seen someone matching Mr Arthur’s description or anyone with any information about his whereabouts. If you were walking or driving in the area or saw Joseph in the pub, please speak to officers.

“We are concerned for Mr Arthur’s welfare and we do not believe he has access to a vehicle.”

If you have any information about Joseph Arthur’s whereabouts, please call the 24-hour Thames Valley Police enquiry centre on 101, quoting URN 1192 16/4.


Notes to editors

Amended: This press release has been updated as an earlier version included an incorrect first name.

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