Surrey Police 'concerned' for missing elderly man

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Eric Burley
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Eric Burley has not been seen since he visited hospital on Tuesday

Police say they are extremely concerned about the welfare of an elderly man who has not been seen since he visited hospital four days ago.

Eric Burley, 87, of Ewhurst, failed to return home after attending an appointment at Royal Surrey Hospital in Guildford at about 1500 GMT on Tuesday.

He had been driving a red Nissan Primera with the number plate N481 HKX.

Surrey Police said they had carried out extensive searches but could not find him or his vehicle.

'Check parked cars'

Det Insp Matt Durkin, of Surrey Police, said: "We're extremely concerned for Mr Burley's welfare in the current adverse weather conditions and want anyone who sees a car parked at the side of a road to check if it is Mr Burley's vehicle.

"We're asking the community to help us locate this vehicle - if they can check whether any stationary parked cars match the description of the red Primera I would urge them to do so.

"We don't want anyone to take any risks in the snow to do this but any information which could help us establish the whereabouts of Mr Burley's car would be welcomed."

Mr Burley is described as white, 5ft 10in to 5ft 11in tall and of slim build. He has brown eyes, grey hair and a grey beard.

He was wearing a black bomber style jacket with a white pattern, navy blue trousers and black and tan deck shoes.

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