APPEAL: Missing Clapham man could be in Brixton

MISSING: Rupert Bartley
MISSING: Rupert Bartley

UPDATE ON THURSDAY (MAY 23): Rupert has been found safe and well.

Police are asking for help to find a vulnerable elderly man who may be lost in Brixton.

Rupert Bartley, 79, left his home in Santley Street, Clapham, yesterday evening and did not tell his wife where he was going.

Bartley, who is black and about 5ft 11ins tall, was last seen wearing a grey coat and checked flat cap. He likes to travel by bus to Brixton, and wears his oyster card around his neck on a ribbon.

A spokesman for Lambeth police said: “Mr Bartley suffers from Alzheimers and can become easily confused. He also suffers from high blood pressure and diabetes which requires regular medication, but he does not have this with him.

Anyone who has seen Mr Bartley or knows of his whereabouts is asked to contact Brixton CID via 101 or 0208 649 2191 and quote the reference 13MIS016341. Alternatively, contact the charity Missing People on 116000.