Police concerned for missing man, aged 70

Cromwell police have put out an alert for a 70-year-old man last seen at 2am yesterday.

Retired Aucklander John Alloway had been in Cromwell for the past few days to attend a tangi.

He was last seen walking near the address where he was staying in Antimony Cres but was not there or at the homes of any other relatives in Cromwell when family members checked on him about 7am.

Police said his disappearance was out of character and they had concerns for his wellbeing because he has a medical condition.

They were concerned Alloway did not have extra clothing or medication with him when he was last sighted.

Alloway may be wearing a blue or black jacket and dark long pants. He is of medium build and about 184cm tall.

He is slightly balding with wispy grey hair and is clean shaven.

Anyone who might have seen Alloway should contact police on (03) 471 5002, or call 111.

There was a possibility Alloway was making his way back to the North Island.

The Southland Times