Police hunt for missing man in Brighton

Posted On 31 Jan 2011 at 10:43 am

Police are looking for a missing man who suffers from amnesia and who is thought to be in Brighton.

Lawrence Perkins, 64, has been missing since last Tuesday (25 January) although his cash card has been used in Brighton twice since then.

Mr Perkins left his home in Gensing Road, St Leonards-on-Sea, to buy a newspaper from the Co-op in London Road but did not return.

Sussex Police said that he was seen walking to Warrior Square railway station where he caught a train to Eastbourne.

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He was seen again at Eastbourne station and police believe that he may then have caught a train to Lewes.

PC Ritchie Blanch said: “Despite appeals, there have been no sightings of him since, but his cash card was used in a machine in West Street, Brighton, on Wednesday and Thursday.”

Mr Perkins was described as slim built, 6ft tall, with short, wavy hair and a full grey beard.

He wears glasses and uses a walking stick.

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He was wearing a black anorak, black trousers and a shirt and tie.

When he left his home on Tuesday he was also wearing a flat checked cap and black gloves.

He suffers from Fugues syndrome, a psychiatric disorder, which can cause temporary amnesia for the sufferer.

Anyone who believes that they have seen Mr Perkins or someone matching his description is asked to contact Sussex Police on 0845 6070999.

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