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Fresh appeal to find missing York man, two weeks on

Last modified: 14 October 2020 at 11:59am

Police have issued a renewed appeal to locate missing York man Joseph Cafferkey, exactly two weeks since he was last heard from.

The last confirmed location for the 72-year-old is when he used his home phone to call a neighbour, on the afternoon of Wednesday 30 September.

Despite extensive police searches, Joseph has not been found. His disappearance is out of character, and officers are extremely concerned for his welfare.

Following enquiries, police have developed a timeline of the days prior to Joseph going missing.

He is known to have fallen in his home on Sunday 27 September causing an injury to his stomach. He received treatment by paramedics and was referred to his GP.

On Monday 28 September day he was seen by a neighbour doing gardening. He was also spoken to by a neighbour the following day.

On Wednesday 30 September he paid a bill at Acomb Post Office at 9.25am, and then attended his GP for a redressing of his stomach injury between 11am and 11.30am.

At 12.25pm that day, he used the landline phone at his home in Acomb to call a neighbour to tell her how it had gone at the doctors.

This is the last confirmed location for Joseph. He was reported missing on Friday 2 October 2020.

Searches have continued ever since. As a result of the missing person appeal, police have received calls about potential sightings, which are being investigated alongside other enquiries.

Joseph is described as white, medium build, with receding grey hair. He speaks with a strong Irish accent.

Anyone who may have seen him should contact North Yorkshire Police immediately on 101, select option 1, and speak to the Force Control Room. Please quote reference number 12200173603.

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