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Police hunt for missing man, 88

A large scale search is taking place after an 88-year-old man went missing in County Durham.

Police, search dogs and 20 members of the Teesside Search and Rescue Team worked throughout Friday evening to find William Jones, of Ferryhill.

The retired pitman is still missing and police have urged residents to check their gardens and outhouses should he have chosen to take shelter there.

He was last seen on Friday 1600 BST when he left his home in Derwent Road.

Mr Jones, who uses a stick, had left the house to go for his regular daily walk.

He is described as 5ft 6ins, with grey hair, wearing brown cord trousers, a grey coat and grey woolly hat.

The police search to find Mr Jones is continuing.

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