Cross-border appeal for Derry pensioner


By staff reporter

William Doherty went missing from his Derry home yesterday

Police say the 86 year old could have crossed the Irish border and are asking for the public’s help to locate him.

He has been missing since yesterday afternoon and his family are particularly worried as he has disappeared without medication that he needs.

Doherty is from the Culmore Road area of the city, was last seen at a service station on Glenshane Road at 4.15pm yesterday. Gardaí have been asked to share the appeal as the area he went missing in is oin the border with Donegal.

He is described as being around 5’6″ tall with grey, sandy coloured hair brushed back. He wears a hearing aid, walks with a limp and uses a walking stick.

When last seen he was wearing a navy buttoned cardigan, a pink and white shirt, sandy coloured trousers and cream shoes. He drives a silver E320 Mercedes registration BUI 6000.

Police think he might have travelled to Belfast and then on to Fermanagh, possibly crossing the border at Pettigo.

Anyone who may have seen William is asked to contact the PSNI on 04890650222 and ask for police at Strand Road police station in Derry .


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