Search for missing Chadwell Heath pensioner

Police are looking for a 76-year-old Chadwell Heath man who was last seen yesterday morning.

Derek Ashenden was at his home in Chadville Gardens but has not been seen since.

His family are deeply concerned as Derek suffers from a heart condition that requires regular medication. He does not have his medication with him and he may appear confused or disoriented.

Derek is wearing clothing similar to that in the photograph, has no coat and it is not known if he was wearing shoes. He has a scar on his forehead.

Anyone who thinks they may have seen Derek, or knows his whereabouts should contact Barking and Dagenham Police Missing Person’s Unit on 020 8217 7733 or dial 999 stating reference 11MIS035852.

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