SEARCHES STILL ONGOING FOR MISSING NURSING HOME PENSIONER HARRY WARWICK

Police still searching for missing pensioner Harry Warwick

Police still searching for missing pensioner Harry Warwick

POLICE have moved to reassure the public that they are still continuing their search for missing Harry Warwick.

A dedicated team of detectives has been set up to pull all strands of information together and check all possible leads or any sightings.

Mr Warwick went missing from Abington Manor Care Home on the Crumlin Road in north Belfast on Wednesday, December 19.

Inspector Gavin Kilpatrick of Tennents PSNI station said on Thursday: “We have received a number of requests for updates as to the Harry Warwick missing person investigation.

“I can assure you that Harrys family have been kept fully updated throughout this investigation.

“We currently have a team of six detectives working full time on this case. All sightings are being followed up regardless of where they are.

“A comprehensive review of all the CCTV in North Belfast continues to take place and even today a search is being conducted by specialists in a water area.

“We are constantly reviewing what we have done so far and what else can be done in the

“There have been extensive and have included speaking to his old friends and acquaintances to glean information which may lead us to find Harry.

“Our searches have also been continuing, particularly of Country Park and we have used specialist aerial photography to examine more inaccessible areas.

“This is still very much a live enquiry, so if you have any information please come forward and tell us.

“As always you can speak to police on 0845 600 8000, but if you wish to provide confidential information without giving your name, you can contact the Crimestoppers charity on 0800 555 111.”

During the initial period searches, around 100 people along with police officers and a PSNI helicopter joined the search for the pensioner without success.

The searches are being co-ordinated by Detective Chief Inspector Alan Little.

He said: “Our focus still remains on the north Belfast area and indeed, there are a number of searches ongoing today and further resources being drafted into the area to try and see if we can locate Harry.

“Obviously our concerns are for Harry’s wellbeing. We are extremely concerned given the length of time he has been missing from home.”

The detective appealed to anyone living in the north Belfast area to check garages, sheds, lock ups and any unoccupied premises, particularly in the Ligoniel and Ballysillan areas, for any signs of disturbance or habitation.

“Harry, when he was last seen, was wearing a dark green waxed three quarter length jacket. He had bottle green trousers [on], brown shoes and a V neck jumper,” he added.

He described the pensioner as slightly built and between 5ft 6in and 5ft 8in tall with receding grey hair.

 

 

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