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Concern grows in hunt for missing Manton pensioner Ashton Baines

By Dave Gooderham

Ashton Baines, 81, has gone missing from Manton. EMN-150508-130932001
Ashton Baines, 81, has gone missing from Manton. EMN-150508-130932001

Friday, 1pm: Concern is growing in the ongoing search for a man who went missing from his care home in Rutland.

Ashton Baines, 81, was last seen at around 6pm on Tuesday at the residential home in Manton where he lives.

Mr Baines suffers with Alzheimer’s and other medical conditions.

Despite extensive enquiries being carried out, including ground and CCTV searches, officers have not been able to locate Mr Baines, and are growing increasingly worried for his welfare.

He is described as white, of slim build, around 5ft 10ins tall with grey receding hair. He is believed to be wearing a black fleece, dark blue shirt, green trousers and brown shoes.

Sergeant James Cross, from the missing person team, said: “The more time that passes without us hearing from Ashton the more concerned we become.

“We don’t believe he has any money with him so would be unable to travel too far, however, he is a fast walker and may have travelled some distance from where he lives.

“His family are obviously extremely concerned and are desperate to find him. “Please, if you are out and about keep an eye out for Ashton. He is extremely vulnerable. Contact us on 999 straight away if you see him. It is imperative that we get there as soon as possible and give him the support he needs.”

If you contact police quote incident 652 or 4 August.

Mr Baines’ son Jon asked people for help finding his father on Twitter. He said: “He has dementia and will be very confused, but quite smartly dressed and well-spoken.”


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