[an error occurred while processing this directive]
BBC News
watch One-Minute World News
Last Updated: Sunday, 26 August 2007, 09:20 GMT 10:20 UK
Missing dementia man, 81, found
Dennis 'Don' Spearing
Mr Spearing had gone missing before and was found 30 miles away
An elderly man with dementia who went missing from his Bristol home has been found, but needed treatment for minor injuries after having a fall.

Police appealed for help to trace Dennis Spearing, 81, who disappeared from his house in Whitchurch on Friday.

There were concerns he had not eaten since his disappearance and had missed taking medication for his condition.

Mr Spearing, normally known as Don, had disappeared before and was once found 30 miles away, dazed and confused.

Police said he was found in Whitchurch Lane.

The BBC is not responsible for the content of external internet sites

Has China's housing bubble burst?
How the world's oldest clove tree defied an empire
Why Royal Ballet principal Sergei Polunin quit


Americas Africa Europe Middle East South Asia Asia Pacific