Belfast Telegraph

Search team scours Co Antrim for missing pensioner after his wallet is found

By Claire Cromie

Police officers and members of a community search team are scouring Co Antrim for a pensioner who has been missing from his home since Friday.

Norman Galbraith left his home at Queen's Avenue in Ballymoney at about 10pm to go to a local shop and has not been seen since.

The 66-year-old normally takes medication for high blood pressure and is thought to have injured his head in an unrelated incident several days beforehand.

Detective Inspector Conor McStravick said police are now following up reports of sightings.

“We are exploring the possibility that Mr Galbraith set off to walk to his childhood home in Castlerock, a journey he has made before.

“Last night his wallet was found by a man walking a dog at Garryduff Road/Queen’s Park near Dunloy, and we have also had a report from a woman who knows him and believes she saw him in Coleraine on Saturday morning.  Both of these are consistent with him being on a route to Castlerock.

“We are grateful to those who have contacted us to date.  We are also asking landowners between Ballymoney and Castlerock to check sheds and outfarms in case Mr Galbraith sought shelter from the poor weather.

“If you can help, please call the police 101 number and mention the reference 1123 of August 1 2015.”

He is described as being of a small, thin build and has grey hair.

When last seen he was wearing a navy fleece, navy tracksuit bottoms and black shoes.

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