CCTV footage shows last sighting of missing man

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CCTV footage has been released in a bid to find a missing man who may have passed through Portsmouth.

Police are renewing their appeal for information over the disappearance of Michael Davies, who was last seen on the Isle of Wight.

Michael Davies

Michael Davies

Mr Davies, 71, from Wales, was on holiday with his wife there but went missing from a hotel in Sandown on May 26.

This CCTV footage shows the last known sighting of Mr Davies, and shows him walking along Avenue Road in Sandown at around 12.45am on May 27.

Michael, known as Mike to his family, is described as white with cropped white hair.

He was last seen wearing jeans, a horizontal striped blue and white T-shirt, a blue jumper with the number ‘95’ on the front, and a cream coloured baseball cap.

We’d like to say to Granch that everyone is thinking about you, we all miss you and want you to come home. Please get in contact to let us know you’re alright.

Davies family statement

Further enquiries have also established that Mr Davies was carrying a torch with him on the evening of his disappearance.

Specialist water search officers from Hampshire Constabulary are conducting enquiries in the area of reed beds near Sandown and Yaverland seafront today.

Police said they wanted to thank all partner agencies, media organisations and members of the public, who continue to help with searches, appeals and lines of enquiry.

There remains no evidence at this time to suggest Mr Davies has been the victim of a crime.

A key line of enquiry continues to be a specific appeal for members of the public on the island to check gardens, sheds, outbuildings or caravans.

It is possible Mr Davies sought refuge in the local area where he may have become confused, unwell and unable to call for help.

There is concern that Mike may not have access to blood pressure medication that he needs.

Two of Mr Davies’ granddaughters issued a personal appeal on Tuesday, in which they said: ‘We’d like to say to Granch that everyone is thinking about you, we all miss you and want you to come home. Please get in contact to let us know you’re alright.’

Police earlier said he may have tried to return home via ports in the area, including Portsmouth.

Anyone with information about his whereabouts is asked to contact the Isle of Wight Investigation team at Newport police station by phoning on 101.

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