Police search for missing South Yorkshire pensioner

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Police are searching for a seriously ill man missing from his home in South Yorkshire since early this morning.

Joe Draper, aged 85, from Catcliffe Rotherham, has been missing from his home on Harmony Way, Catcliffe, since 6am.

Police said relatives are concerned for his safety because he never leaves home alone.

He is white, slim, 5ft 7ins tall with short, white hair, which is shaven.

Mr Draper was last seen wearing a brown jacket, brown trousers, a pink chequered shirt and a flat cap.

He was also wearing glasses and carrying his walking stick.

Anyone with information should call South Yorkshire Police on 101 and quote incident number 250 of August 15.