Enquiries continue in search for Paresh Patel

Officers have handed out leaflets in the area of Belgrave Road, Leicester, as the search for Paresh Patel continues.

Police Community Support Officers gave out the leaflets to residents, business workers, and people visiting the area on Tuesday and Wednesday evening of this week.

Hundreds of the leaflets which contained images of Paresh, a description of him and details about where he was last seen, were handed out.

Paresh left his home, close to Melton Road, Leicester, at around 9pm on Saturday 10 November. He was reported missing on Sunday morning (11 November) after he had failed to return home.

He has not been reported missing before. He also has a condition which requires regular medication and both his family and officers are extremely concerned for his health and welfare.

Paresh is described as having light brown skin, is around 5ft 5ins tall and of medium build. He is bald, wears glasses and has a tattoo of a Hindu religious symbol on his arm.

He was last seen wearing a navy blue coat, a grey jumper, blue jeans, brown shoes and a brown flat cap.

Since he was reported missing, officers have been carrying out extensive enquiries to find Paresh including carrying out searches in the Belgrave area, checking on CCTV, following up on information received from the community and making public appeals.

On Tuesday, officers released CCTV footage showing Paresh walking along Belgrave Road, close to Abbey Park, at 9.20pm on the evening he was reported missing.

Trained volunteers from Leicestershire Search and Rescue searched an area of Abbey Park on Tuesday. Specially trained officers also carried out water searches in the park’s lake as well as the surrounding canal and river.

Today (Thursday), a further team of specialist officers are searching an area of Belgrave Road as enquiries to find Paresh continue.

Sergeant Jon Douds, from the Missing Persons Team, said: “We are extremely concerned for Paresh’s health and welfare and urge anyone who has any information at all to contact us.

“Please think back to if you were in the Belgrave area on Saturday evening, particularly the areas of Melton Road and Belgrave Road. Did you see Paresh? Have you seen him since?

“Do you have CCTV or dashcam footage from the area at the time? If so, please check this carefully to see if it holds any information which could help us?

“We would like to thank all of you who have helped us so far in providing information, sharing our appeals and taking leaflets. Please continue to help us in this way and please get in contact if you have any information at all, no matter how insignificant it may seem.”

Anyone with any information should call 101, quoting incident 71 of 11 November.

Source:: Leicestershire Police News

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