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Essex Police issue appeal to help find missing cyclist who suffers from dementia

79-year-old last seen in Chelmsford yesterday afternoon

Police in Essex have asked the public to keep an eye out for a cyclist suffering from dementia who has gone missing.

Michael Lewis, aged 79, was last seen yesterday afternoon at 2pm when he left his home in Chelmsford to go on a bike ride, reports the Daily Gazette.

It is not the first time the dementia sufferer has gone missing on a bike ride – previously he was found in Harlow, six hours after leaving Chelmsford.

Police say that Mr Lewis is white, around 5 foot 10, and dressed in a long-sleeved checked shirt and dark-green cargo pants, and would be riding a blue Falcon bicycle with beige saddlebag.

Anyone with information that can help police trace Mr Lewis is asked to contact Essex Police on 0300 333 4444.

Simon joined as news editor in 2009 and is now the site’s community editor, acting as a link between the team producing the content and our readers. A law and languages graduate, published translator and former retail analyst, he has reported on issues as diverse as cycling-related court cases, anti-doping investigations, the latest developments in the bike industry and the sport’s biggest races. Now back in London full-time after 15 years living in Oxford and Cambridge, he loves cycling along the Thames but misses having his former riding buddy, Elodie the miniature schnauzer, in the basket in front of him.

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PJ McNally | 13 years ago

When he gets home -

do we have anyone in Essex who could go out riding with him? Sounds like he just needs a hand with navigation etc.

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