South East Wales

Gwent Police 'no closer' two years on to finding missing man

Trevor Elias Image copyright Other
Image caption Trevor Elias, 77, of Abertridwr, was reported missing on 7 April, 2012

Police say they are "no closer" to finding a 77-year-old man who went missing two years ago.

Trevor Elias, of Abertridwr, Caerphilly county, was seen in nearby Senghenydd between 23:15 BST on Thursday, 5 April 2012 and shortly after midnight.

Gwent Police are planning fresh leaflet drops to appeal for information.

They hope someone will come forward with fresh information which will help them find out what happened to Mr Elias.

Mr Elias was seen outside the Leigh Club in Senghenydd on 5 April between 23:15 and 00.15 and had earlier been at The Buffs Club on Abertridwr Square.

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Image caption Police have released CCTV images of Trevor Elias walking down Commercial Street towards Abertridwr

He is described as about 6ft (1.82m), of very thin build, with brown short hair, and he wears glasses.

He was last seen on CCTV at 00:23 on Friday, 6 April walking past the cenotaph in Senghenydd and heading down Commercial Street in the direction of Abertridwr.

Two women were seen walking ahead of him on Commercial Street toward Senghenydd Square at approximately 00:20.

It is also believed that three vehicles and a man would also have passed him as they came up Commercial Street heading toward Abertridwr.

Mr Elias was reported missing the following Saturday.

Det Supt Ian Roberts said: "Two years on and we are still no closer in establishing what happened to Trevor since he was last seen.

"We are appealing to members of the community to look closely at the CCTV as I'm sure there will be someone who recognises the images of the people and vehicles.

"We believe that three vehicles passed him on the road and that other people - two women walking ahead of him and one man who was walking in the opposite direction speaking on a mobile phone - may have seen him.

"We are of course liaising with Trevor's family who need to know what happened to him."

Anyone with information can call Gwent Police on 101 or the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.

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