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Wife of Catshill pensioner who went missing thanks public
3:10pm Monday 8th October 2012 in News
THE wife of a pensioner, who went missing from his Catshill home over the weekend, has thanked the public for their support after he was found safe and well.
Richard ‘Dick’ Derrington left his home in Bourne Avenue, where he lives with wife Carol, on foot at about 3pm on Friday, (October 5).
The 71-year-old was spotted by a neighbour nearby in Chadcote Way, at around 3.20pm, but was not seen after that.
Police had serious concerns for his welfare as Mr Derrington suffers from dementia, requires medication that he did not have on him, and can easily become confused and lost.
Following a police appeal for information a call from a member of the public led to him being found, safe and well in Hagley on Saturday.
Carol Derrington told the Advertiser she was overwhelmed by the support in helping to find her missing husband.
She said: “I would like to thank all friends and neighbours of Catshill, and beyond, in helping to find Dick.
“So many people came together.
“I cannot thank Bromsgrove police enough for all that they did.
“Thank you all from the bottom of my heart.”
Police have also thanked members of the public for their help in locating Mr Derrington.