Missing St Albans man found safe after appeal

Anyone with information on John McKay's whereabouts is asked to contact Herts Police on non-emergenc

Anyone with information on John McKay's whereabouts is asked to contact Herts Police on non-emergency number 101 - Credit: Archant

A 77-year-old man who went missing in St Albans this morning (Friday) from his residential home has been found safe.

Herts Police sought the public’s help to locate John McKay, who was last seen left his care home in Ermine Close at around 11am.

A police spokeswoman said he was found safe in St Albans this afternoon.

She added: “Police would like to thank members of the public and the media for their assistance.”

However the search continues for a second elderly man who was reported missing in the district.

James Lomax, who suffers with dementia and is very vulnerable, was last seen leaving his home in Manor Road, Wheathampstead, at about 4.50pm yesterday (Thursday).


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He is believed to be wearing a light brown coloured anorak, dark blue trousers, opened-toe sandals and brown socks.

James may also be wearing a dark coloured flat cap.

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Anyone who sees James or knows of his whereabouts is asked to contact police via the non-emergency number 101.

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