“He is very vulnerable. I want to know he is safe” - Partner of missing Norwich man Alan Milburn puts out emotional plea

Police are becoming increasingly concerned for the welfare of Alan Milburn who went missing on Monda

Police are becoming increasingly concerned for the welfare of Alan Milburn who went missing on Monday. Picture Norfolk Police - Credit: Norfolk Police

The partner of a 'gentle and vulnerable' man who has been missing for more than two weeks has spoken about how she is not giving up hope for his safe return.

Alan Milburn, 69, who suffers with general anxiety disorder, was last seen at his home address in Armes Street, Norwich, at 9am on November 14.

He was due to walk into the city centre along Dereham Road that day to meet a friend at The Bell Hotel on Orford Hill at 1.15pm, but he never arrived.

Mr Milburn, who is on

medication for his severe


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anxiety and has previously been treated in hospital for the illness, only left with his house keys but nothing else.

His partner of 22 years, Sharon Nunn, 63, said: 'He is very vulnerable. I want to know he is safe. His whole family want him home. If anyone does see him, please call Norfolk police on 101.'

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Along with family and friends, she has been putting leaflets around shops in Norwich city centre and Magdalen Street as well as areas including Costessey; Sprowston; the railway station and bus station.

Mrs Nunn, a retired healthcare assistant, said: 'It is mentally exhausting, but I need to get out there and do something. The police say don't give up hope.

'The biggest problem is, when Alan left the house we don't know which way he went.'

Mr Milburn is described as white, 5ft 8in tall and of medium build.

He has short grey hair and at the time of his disappearance

he was wearing blue jeans or black cords, a black hooded anorak and brown/black Sketcher trainers.

Norfolk police are appealing for people to look in derelict sheds and outbuildings.

Mrs Nunn said: 'His confidence is really low with his anxiety. I don't think he would be able to get on a bus or train.'

Describing Mr Milburn, she added: 'He is a very gentle person. You couldn't argue with Alan if you tried.

'He is a beautiful person inside and out and doesn't have a bad bone in his body.'

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