Owen Brennan: River searched for missing horse trainer

Police search team
Image caption Owen Brennan has been missing since leaving his home on Wheeldon Avenue to go for a walk on the 17 December

Police have been searching parts of the River Derwent in and around Derby for a racehorse trainer who went missing before Christmas.

Owen Brennan, from Derby, has not been since since leaving his home to go for a walk on 17 December.

Police said the 77-year-old, whose training career spans 40 years, suffers from memory loss.

Officers said they were searching the river to see if there were any signs Mr Brennan had visited the area.

Image caption Mr Brennan is a keen dog walker and police have asked people to remain vigilant

The river search is expected to resume on Friday.

Mr Brennan, who is white, 5ft 7in (1.7m), with short, greying hair, was last seen wearing brown denim trousers with a red cross on the back pocket, a brown cotton-type jacket with a wool lining and a fur collar.

Racecourses have also been alerted to his disappearance including Uttoxeter, in Staffordshire, where he is well known.

Police have already searched areas of Worksop and Welbeck in Nottinghamshire where he had friends.

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