VIDEO Police searching for missing Droylsden man release new video footage
Wednesday 4th October 2017 @ 14:19 by Lee Wild
Droylsden News Video

Police have released fresh footage in their search for a missing Droylsden pensioner, two months on from his disappearance.

74-year-old Geoffrey Ralph was last seen on Monday 24 July near to his home on Arbroath Street, Droylsden.

Extensive searches of Geoffrey’s favourite walking sports have been carried out in conjunction with Mountain Rescue and the National Police Aviation Service, and officers have trawled through hours off CCTV footage.

However despite these widespread enquiries, Geoffrey’s family are still no closer to being reunited with him.

He’s described as white, of slim build, around 5ft 6in tall with short, grey hair and a white beard.

He speaks with a Manchester accent and was last seen wearing a black and grey raincoat with orange stripes on the sleeves.

Geoffrey is known to frequent the Hartshead Pike area, Debdale Park and along the canal from Clayton Vale to Daisy Nook. He also suffers from Dementia.

Detective Inspector Richard Ennis of GMP’s Tameside Borough, said: “Given the length of time he’s been missing, I’m sure people can appreciate we’re really worried for Geoffrey and his wellbeing.

“There was some inclement weather around the time he went missing so he may be seeking shelter somewhere and although he may not be near to his home on Arbroath Street in Droylsden, I cannot stress how important it is for people to familiarise themselves with his description, pictures and the way he holds himself so they can let us know if they have seen him.

“It may be that you saw him weeks ago but have not yet told us about this. If you have seen him at any point, whenever it was, please let us know. Our knowledge about his movements is limited however we have carried out a number of searches with the information we know so far.

“If we receive any new information that could lead us to Geoffrey, we will act on it and exhaust all our resources in order to bring him home to his family.”

Anyone who sees Geoffrey or knows where he is should contact police on 101 quoting log number 2430 of 24/07/17 or the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.