John Boyd. Picture Norfolk Constabulary

Police have issued a fresh plea for help to find a vulnerable Downham Market man who is still missing.

Officers have said they are “increasingly concerned” for John Boyd’s welfare.

Mr Boyd, 77, of Wimbotsham Road, was reported missing on Tuesday and was last seen along Maple Road in Downham at around 7.30pm that day.

Mr Boyd is believed to be wearing these clothes, except for the hat, when he went missing. Picture: Norfolk Constabulary

A number of resources have been deployed to help with the search operation, including Norfolk Lowland Search and Rescue Team, two drones and police dogs.

Mr Boyd is described as white, around 5 ft 9, of slim build with grey receding hair. He is believed to be wearing a green coat, tan coloured trousers and brown shoes.

Police are asking people in and around the Downham area to check their sheds and outbuildings regardless of whether locked or insecure, as he could be seeking shelter.

Chief Inspector Rob Button said: “We are concerned for John’s welfare given the circumstances. He has been missing for more than 24 hours now and given the temperatures outside, along with the fact he is vulnerable, he could be feeling quite scared.

“We have now released images of John in the clothing we believe he is currently wearing and would therefore urge members of the public to keep an eye out for him.”

Anyone who may have seen Mr Boyd or knows of his whereabouts is asked to contact Norfolk Police on 101 quoting incident 210 of January 4, 2022.