RELATIVES of missing pensioner Barry Jones are growing “incredibly anxious” about his welfare as the search for him enters its eighth day.
Mr Jones (77), of Aston, has not been seen since getting off a bus in Woodhouse Mill, Sheffield, on Tuesday February 28.
Det Chief Insp Andy Hogg said: “We have been able to trace Barry’s steps to a certain point, and we know after he boarded the X5 bus at Sheffield Interchange, on Tuesday, 28 February, he got off opposite the Princess Royal pub on Retford Road at the Woodhouse Mill stop, between Woodhouse Mill and Swallownest at around 1.20pm.
“Were you in this area at the time? Do you remember seeing Barry? He would have been wearing blue jeans, a thermal vest and a green coat with a leather collar, and is about 5ft 8ins tall and of a slim build with a shaved head.
“PCSOs have been conducting door-to-door enquiries along Retford Road and all the adjoining streets, handing out flyers and speaking to people in a bid to gain any further insight into where Barry may be.
“We have also had the assistance of mountain rescue who have been searching surrounding areas on the ground, and the National Police Air Service helicopter providing an aerial view of the vast amount of land that surrounds where he was last seen.
“We are deeply concerned for Barry’s welfare and his family are understandably very worried and distressed following his disappearance last week.
“I would urge anyone who has any information at all to please come forward as we urgently need to trace where he may be.”
Anyone with any information should call police on 101, quoting incident number 628 of February 28.