UK: Disabled ex-serviceman Albert Edwards on charity walk disappears from campsite – 020513 1550z

Have you seen this man?

Last seen in the Skinningrove area on Monday 22nd April after telling local residents that he was doing a charity walk from Lands End to John O’Groats.

(Photo: thenorthernecho.co.uk) Disabled ex-serviceman Albert Edwards, missing charity walker

A member of the public reported their concern for the man’s welfare on the day that he was last seen. The man had spent ten days camping in the area.

 

He had told local people he was an ex-serviceman called Albert Edwards and that he was 61 years old.

 

The man was last seen at around 9am, saying he would be back by 11am, however, he did not return and he left his camping equipment and other possessions behind.

 

The man is described as a white male, 5′ 7″ of an extremely stocky build. He is in his early 60’s with a shaven head, a grey moustache and goatee beard but no sideburns. He has a v shaped scar on the bridge of his nose and may be wearing glasses.

 

He was wearing a grey jogging tracksuit with a checked blue fleece with a red stripe through it and walking boots. He had a walking stick and walks with a pronounced limp. He has a prosthetic left leg from the knee down. He has what is described as a Cornish accent with an Irish tint.

 

Police would like to speak to anyone who may have spoken to the man recently or anyone who may know his identity. Anyone with information is asked to contact PC Sarah Martin at Redcar and Cleveland Police on the non-emergency 101 number.

Other Reports

Disabled camper Albert Edwards disappears from Skinningrove

BBC

A disabled ex-serviceman on a charity walk has gone missing while camping on Teesside, police said.

Albert Edwards, who has a prosthetic leg, was last seen leaving his tent in Skinningrove on Monday.

The 61-year-old had been in the area for 10 days and told locals he was an ex-serviceman travelling from Land’s End to John O’Groats.

Cleveland Police said a member of the public had reported him missing after finding his tent and other camping kit.

Police said he has a shaved head, a grey moustache and a goatee beard.

Cornish accent

He also has a V-shaped scar on the bridge of his nose and may be wearing glasses.

Mr Edwards was last seen at about 09:00 BST on Monday and has left his camping equipment in the village.

The man is said to have a Cornish accent and to have walked with a stick.

A Cleveland Police spokesman said: “Police have already carried out house to house and other enquiries in the area but they urge anyone who has seen this man or who knows his whereabouts to get in touch.

“It has been confirmed that he has a prosthetic left leg from the knee down.”

 

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