Police concerned for missing elderly man

Last updated 16:14 22/07/2014

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Police are anxious to locate a sick elderly Petone man who has been missing for more than a week through nasty weather.

Tupulaga Talalelei, also known as Peter, was discharged from Hutt Hospital on Saturday, July 12, at about 7pm.

Police investigating the disappearance said a witness told them they last saw him early the next morning at a boarding house in upper Jackson St where he had been living.

Detective Senior Sergeant Grant Ferguson said yesterday bad weather over the past few days added to worries for the missing 70-year-old's safety.

A dozen police officers continued canvassing the area around the boarding house and surrounds over the weekend but had not "seen or heard" any clues.

Though Talalelei was known to occasionally use public transport he had trouble walking unaided and largely kept to himself so it was thought unlikely he had gone far, Ferguson said.

There was continued concern for Talalelei because of his age and medical needs.

"We're getting a bit anxious.

"His disappearance is just a mystery at the moment, it's out of character for him according to his family and people that are close to him, " Ferguson said.

Police said late last week that there was no suggestion of foul play.

Anyone with information or sightings of Talalelei is urged to call Lower Hutt police on 04 560 2600.

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