Concern for vulnerable St Leonards man

Lawrence Perkins
Lawrence Perkins

FEARS are growing for a vulnerable St Leonards man who has been missing for more than a week.

Lawrence Perkins, 64, left his home in Gensing Road last Tuesday (January 25) at around 8am to buy a newspaper from the Co-op shop in London Road.

He was seen walking to St Leonards Warrior Square station before catching a train to Eastbourne.

Police said Mr Perkins was spotted at the station in Eastbourne and believe he may have caught another train to Lewes.

It is thought he may now be in Brighton.

PC Ritchie Blanch, of Hasting Police, said: “Despite appeals, there have been no sightings of him since, but his cash card was used in a machine in West Street, Brighton last Wednesday and Thursday.”

Mr Perkins is slim, 6ft tall, with short, wavy hair and a full grey beard.

He wears glasses, and uses a walking stick.

When he was last seen Mr Perkins was wearing a black anorak, black trousers and a shirt and tie. He also wore a flat checked cap and black gloves.

Mr Perkins suffers from Fugues syndrome, a psychiatric disorder, that can cause temporary amnesia, or memory loss.

If anyone sees someone matching this description, ring Sussex Police urgently on 0845 60 70 999.