As the weather worsens, police are becoming increasingly concerned for the welfare of Bernard Gaunt.

The 51-year-old was reported missing on Friday 26 January 2018 from Werneth Hall Road and was last seen at Yeoman Hey Reservoir at 2.30pm the following day.

Bernard is described as 5ft10ins tall, of a slim build with short greying hair.

He is believed to be wearing a black coat with khaki trousers and walking boots and will be carrying a large black rucksack.

Detective Inspector Ian Harratt of GMP’s Oldham borough, said: “Bernard was seen heading off alone across the Moors and we’re desperate to find him given the harsh weather over the past few days.

“Specialist teams have been out every day searching for Bernard and will continue to do all they can to find him.

“We think Bernard may have taken shelter in a hostel, so if you’ve stayed in the Saddleworth Moor area and have seen someone who matches his description, please get in touch.

“If you’re travelling around Oldham and see Bernard, call police as soon as you can. His family are worried sick and all we want is to reunite them with their beloved Bernard.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 0161 856 8922 or 101 quoting MP/18/0113028. Reports can also be made anonymously through the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.


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