Search continues for visually impaired man who has gone missing

Desmond Burton has been found safe and well. Photo: Norfolk Police

Desmond Burton has been found safe and well. Photo: Norfolk Police - Credit: Archant

A search is continuing for a visually impaired man in his 50s who has gone missing in Norfolk.

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Emergency services, including Norfolk police, volunteers from Norfolk Lowland Search and Rescue and Norfolk and Suffolk 4x4 Response were out in the early hours today (Saturday, December 28) looking for Desmond Burton.

And they were back out searching for the missing 58-year-old man later on this morning.

Mr Burton had left his home address in New Road, Reepham, at 4pm yesterday (Friday, December 27).

He has not been seen since about 5pm, when he was spotted at the church in Cawston, heading towards Booton Road.


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Officers are becoming increasingly concerned for the welfare of Mr Burton who is visually impaired, and described as white, approximately 5ft 8ins and stocky.

He was last seen wearing black trousers, black boots, a dark jumper and a blue jacket with some silver duct tape on one of the sleeves.

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Norfolk police confirmed this morning that Mr Burton was still missing.

Anyone who may have seen Mr Burton or may know of his whereabouts, should contact Norfolk police on 101 quoting incident number 397 of Friday, December 27.

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