Missing Man Found In Chiswick

Policeman spots him at local bus garage


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A man with special needs who had been missing for a week was found at Chiswick Bus Station.

A Safer Transport policeman spotted forty-year old Joy Hurkoo from Barnet, who has learning disabilities, at around 6.15 am on Wednesday (July 4).

He was dehydrated but unharmed. He had been missing since the previous Wednesday after being dropped at a supermarket in Southgate by his sister and was thought to have been travelling around on London buses on his Oyster card.

In a similar disappearance four years ago, he was missing for a week and was found at a bus garage in south London.

Mr. Hurkoo was taken to Chiswick Police Station, collected by Barnet Police and returned safe and well to his family.

DS Paul Speer of Barnet said;

“Joy was found when a Transport police officer recognised him at Chiswick Bus Garage. He is safe and well, but had obviously not been eating or drinking enough and we are relieved to have located him before he came to any permanent harm. His family are obviously delighted that he has been found.

I would like to personally thank the public who helped spread news of Joy being missing through social media. I would also like to thank our local press who have been very supportive of the police enquiry and have consistently helped us to bring this to the public's attention."

July 6, 2012

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