Concern for missing Sheffield pensioner

David Leedham
David Leedham
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Mountain rescue team volunteers are helping police officers search for a missing Sheffield pensioner.

David Leedham, aged 69, has been missing since 11am on Saturday, with police officers said to be 'increasingly concerned for his welfare'.

He was last seen close to the Medical Centre in Gleadless Road, Gleadless Valley, at 11am on Saturday .

Chief Inspector Lydia Lynskey said: “David has never been missing overnight before, this is out of character for him and our worries for his safety and wellbeing are escalating.

“I have a team of officers carrying out a range of enquiries and doing all they can in an attempt to trace his steps after the last sighting of him, as well as Mountain Rescue conducting searches in targeted locations.

“There is a possibility he may be using public transport as he is in possession of his bus pass.There is an unconfirmed sighting of him at Sheffield Transport Interchange, however we cannot be sure this is David.

“We also believe at some point on Sunday, David may have visited a Sheffield Sainsbury’s supermarket, and I would ask if anyone who visited any of the stores across the city today, to please think back as to whether you may have seen David?

“His family are understandably worried and anxious, and I would urge anyone who believes they may have seen him, or who has any information as to where he might be, to please contact police as soon as possible.”

David was last seen wearing light coloured clothing with canvas type shoes.

He is 5ft 3ins tall and slim.

Call police on 101.