Increasing Concern for Welfare of Elderly Resident

83 year old James Berry OBE missing from Homecross House

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Police in Chiswick are growing increasingly concerned for the welfare of an elderly man who walked out of Homecross House in Chiswick this morning.

James Berry, 83, suffers from alzheimers and diabetes and was last seen outside McDonalds on the High Road at about eight o'clock this morning.

James, who is a famous poet well known in literary circles, was wearing a distinctive straw hat and a dark suit.

Mr. Berry was born in Jamaica and lived in the US for a time before settling in Britain in 1948. He rose to prominence in 1981 when he won the National Poetry Competition. His five collections of poetry and his stories and poems for children have been widely acclaimed. He was awarded an OBE in 1990.

James is 5' 10" tall and is of medium build.

Anyone with information is asked to call the police control room on 0300 123 1212 quoting reference 2632/15June.

June 15, 2009