Fresh plea over missing man

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Police have launched a fresh appeal to find a Doncaster man who has been missing for more than a year.

Alan Brown, from Balby, has not been seen since October 16, 2012 and South Yorkshire Police are renewing their appeal for information on his whereabouts.

Detective Inspector Steve Whittaker said: “Alan’s family are becoming increasingly concerned for his welfare.

“He was last seen on October 16 and last spoken to on October 17 then reported missing to us on October 23 last year.

“Officers have searched for Alan and spoken to his friends and neighbours. We conducted numerous house-to-house enquiries and trawled through CCTV footage.

“Posters with a photo of Alan were also circulated in a bid for witnesses to come forward and help locate him. Officers remain working on this enquiry, and will continue until we know where Alan is.”

South Yorkshire Police worked with the Metropolitan Police as Alan is known to enjoy visiting theatres in the West End of London.

Alan also has connections with the Norfolk area and police are exploring that possibility too.

Alan, from Westfield Road, Balby, will now be aged 60. He is described as being 5ft 7ins tall, of a slim build, with sandy coloured hair and wears glasses.

DI Whittaker added: “We are now releasing photos of Alan’s personal belongings, in the hope they may be recognised and help us find him.”

These include a purple Samsung SGH E530 mobile and a Packard Bell EasyNote LJ65 laptop, serial number LXB550 X00291 437D 981601.

“Have you seen or have you been offered these items?

“We want to find Alan or to know he is safe and well. If you think you may have seen him, contact us. We’d also like to ask Alan himself to contact us as soon as possible, so we can let his family know he is safe.”

Anyone with information should call 101, quoting incident number 535 of October 16, 2013.