Pensioner missing from his home near Grantham

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A pensioner with Alzheimer’s has gone missing, prompting a police helicopter search to track him down.

John Setchwell, 85, was last seen by a carer at his Sandybrook home near Grantham at around 5pm yesterday (Saturday). When a relative visited that evening, Mr Setchwell was not at home.

He suffers from Alzheimer’s and is on medication for the condition. He is described as 5’6” with grey hair and a grey beard. It is believed that he was wearing a blue t-shirt, dark bottoms and possibly slippers.

Police have searched the area and used a helicopter with heat seeking equipment without success. The search of the area around his home will continue today using Louth Search and Rescue Dogs and a police helicopter and further ground searches by officers.

Information to police on 101.