UPDATE: Concerns grow for welfare of missing Mendlesham man

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News from the Bury Free Press

Police are renewing an appeal for help to find a missing 70-year-old man from Mendlesham as concerns grow for his welfare.

Edward Lowe was last seen at around 3.30pm on Monday after attending a routine appointment at Heath Road Hospital, in Ipswich.

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Missing Mendlesham man Edward Lowe ANL-150113-091453001

Detective Inspector Matt Connick said: “We are becoming increasingly concerned for Edward. His disappearance is out of character and we are worried that he might not have the medication he needs to manage his diabetes.

“We’re urging anyone who may have seen him to contact us and we’d appeal to Edward himself to contact us to let us know that he is safe if he is reading this.”

Mr Lower had left home at around 9.40am to travel to Ipswich by bus, but failed to return. It is believed he took a bus to Ipswich town centre following the hospital appointment before taking a further bus in the direction of Ipswich train station.

He is described as white, around 5ft 5in, of medium build, with grey hair balding on top, a grey beard and blue eyes. He was wearing a dark brown 3/4 length jacket and charcoal coloured trousers.

Anyone who believes they may have seen Edward, or who has any information about his whereabouts, is asked to contact Ipswich CID on 101.