EXTENSIVE searches for missing Dewsbury pensioner Colin Vasey are continuing.
The 81-year-old has been missing from his home in Shaw Cross for nearly two weeks.
A major operation has been running since November 17, with officers looking for Colin with the help of search dogs, drones and divers.
A police spokesman said yesterday (Thursday) that “extensive searches remain ongoing around and in the river (Calder) and the police focus remains on returning Colin to his family.”
Members of his family and the public have also been out in the wider district searching, and a Facebook page called ‘Find Colin Vasey’ has now reached over 17,000 members.
Despite these efforts, officers have been unable to locate him and they are becoming increasingly concerned for his welfare.
Colin is thought to be wearing a dressing gown, a blue fleece top, grey pyjama bottoms and a dark-coloured beanie hat.
The last confirmed sighting of Colin shows him on CCTV footage walking past Dewsbury Minster on Aldams Road at its junction with Wilton Street at 6.01am on the day he went missing.
Unconfirmed reports suggest he was then spotted outside the nearby B&Q store, heading towards Savile Town. But there have been no official sightings since.
Anyone with information, or anyone who believes they may have seen Colin, is asked to contact police on 101, quoting log 1104 of November 17.