South East Wales

Public asked to join search for missing Michael Davies

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Image caption Michael Davies was on a coach holiday to the Isle of Wight when he went missing

A Facebook appeal is urging people to join a search for a south Wales pensioner who vanished during a holiday to the Isle of Wight.

Michael Davies, 71, from Blaina, Blaenau Gwent, had been staying at a hotel in Sandown with his wife Pat when he disappeared on 26 May.

Despite numerous land, sea and air searches by Hampshire Constabulary he is still missing.

Now Facebook campaigners are organising a public search on Wednesday evening.

The appeal has been made on Facebook page Help Find Michael Davies.

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Image caption The Facebook page Help Find Michael Davies has attracted 1,235 likes

A police spokesman said: "We appreciate offers of support from members of the public to find Michael Davies, and are aware of proposed plans for a public search in Sandown.

"A key line of inquiry continues to be a specific appeal for members of the public on the island to check their own gardens, sheds, outbuildings or caravans.

"It is possible Mr Davies sought refuge in the local area where he may have become confused, unwell and unable to call for help."

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Media captionMichael Davies was last seen on CCTV at about 00:45 BST on 27 May

There is no evidence to suggest Mr Davies has been the victim of a crime.

But there is concern that he may not have access to blood pressure medication that he needs.

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