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Picture released of missing patient as search continues in Clacton
12:34pm Sunday 30th September 2012 in News
A PICTURE has been released of a missing man whose disappearance has sparked a massive search in Clacton.
David Royle, 66, went missing from the Peter Bruff ward of Clacton Hospital on Friday night.
He was last seen near Boley Drive in Clacton on Friday.
Mr Royle, who is described as vulnerable, is white, about 5ft 5ins tall and of slim build.
He has a beard and shoulder-length light brown and grey hair, thinning on top but swept back and combed.
When last seen he was wearing a dark blazer, trousers, light coloured shirt and tie and a flat cap.
Insp Gary Chapman said: "We now have a very recent photograph of Mr Royle and although it is of poor quality it does show him in a flat hat and smartly dressed.
"The search will be continuing today and the Essex Police mounted unit and marine unit will be involved in searches of more remote areas and waterways.
"We will also be joined by volunteers from the local Lowland Search and Rescue Unit.
"We would also appeal to all dog walkers or ramblers to look out for Mr Royle if they are walking across the open and remote areas around Clacton.
"If anyone has seen Mr Royle they should phone officers at Clacton on 101 immediately.”