Police have issued an urgent appeal for the public’s help to trace a missing pensioner. Michael Holland, who is 79, was last seen at around 1pm on Saturday afternoon.
He was last seen in the Chadderton area of Oldham and uses a wooden walking stick, Greater Manchester Police said as they circulated a photograph of Mr Holland. Officers said they were ‘becoming increasingly concerned’ for his safety and welfare and want to make sure he is safe.
The GMP appeal is being circulated on the force’s social media channels. Mr Holland was last seen on Long Lane, Chadderton. He’s described as a white male, 5ft 9ins tall with grey hair and is of a stocky build. Police said he was last seen with his walking stick wearing a dark grey hooded top and blue trousers.
In a statement GMP said: “Michael Holland, 79, was last seen on Long Lane, Chadderton, at around 1pm on Saturday. He is described as a white male, 5ft 9ins, with grey hair and is of stocky build.
“Michael was last seen wearing a dark grey hooded top, blue trousers and using a wooden walking stick. Officers are conducting enquiries and searching the local areas and are becoming increasingly concerned about Michael and want to make sure he is safe and well.
“Anyone with information about Michaels’s whereabouts should contact police on 101 or 999 in an emergency quoting log 2654 of the 26 March 2022.