Police issue appeal over missing OAP

POLICE launched a poster campaign yesterday, appealing for the public’s help in a bid to trace an elderly holidaymaker who went missing during a walk in a forest on Skye.

Clifford Wannop, 83, has not been seen since Friday, when he failed to return from a short walk in a forest near Kinloch Lodge Hotel.

A major search for the pensioner has involved Kintail and Glenelg mountain rescue teams, search and rescue dogs, coastguard teams from Kyle and Broadford, lifeboat volunteers from Mallaig and Kyle, Stornoway Coastguards and search helicopters from RAF Kinloss.

Mr Wannop, who is from the Channel Islands, was reported missing at around 7.15pm.

Yesterday, Northern Constabulary issued posters in the Sleat area asking for help from the public in locating Mr Wannop, who was described as “very fit and active” and looking younger than his years.

Mr Wannop is described as 5ft 4in, of slim build, bald and shaven.

When he was last seen, he was wearing brown trousers, a brown checked shirt, a beige quilted jacket and a flat cap.

A police spokesman said: “Despite extensive searches, Mr Wannop has not been traced, and there is obvious concern for him.”

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