Family appeals for help to find missing Dereham man Gordon Lloyd
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The family of a Dereham man who went missing almost a week ago have said they are becoming increasingly desperate for news of him as they released information on the clothes he may have been wearing.
Gordon Lloyd left his home in Wollaston Avenue, near Dereham Hospital, on the morning of Wednesday, March 1 and there have been no sightings of him since.
His wife Mary and sons Stephen and David believe he is wearing a long khaki brown coat with a matching khaki brown shoulder bag and a flat peaked cap, the same colour, as these are the only clothes they are certain are missing from his home.
Police investigating his disappearance are keen to hear from anyone who may have seen someone walking beside a road or in the countryside wearing those clothes.
A police helicopter was launched on Saturday to search the Dereham area but without confirmed sightings they are unable to go further.
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CCTV cameras in Dereham's market place have also been checked but did not pick him up.
Stephen Lloyd said they were very concerned that his father, who turned 69 on Saturday, was in an agitated state.
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'Recently dad's health had deteriorated,' he said. 'In the past year he has been on some medication for stomach problems and he lost weight and has been quite anxious.
'We have no idea where he has gone, he left totally on the spur of the moment when mum was out.'
Mr Lloyd said his father had been worried about a brother in Northampton who had been ill but they don't think he would have travelled there.
'We think he has his bus pass and a credit card but the police have confirmed that neither has been used,' he said.
'We are worried because he headed off on foot and we don't think he planned it or thought about it properly.
'He is a good walker and could have travelled quite far but we don't know where to look next. He didn't like water as he couldn't swim very well.'
He said they were particularly concerned about where he was taking shelter as the weather had been so wet and windy.
'Because of his state of mind we don't think he planned where he was going to stay,' he said. 'We are worried he is not looking after himself. It has been so long now and he has never done anything like this before.
'We are stuck what to do next and are hoping someone has seen him.'
Police are continuing to investigate and are asking anyone who has seen him or know of his whereabouts to contact them. They describe Mr Lloyd as white, 5ft 10ins tall, of slim build and with grey thinning hair.
Anyone with information should call Norfolk Constabulary on 101.
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