Police seek help to locate elderly man missing from Lane Cove

Friday, 21 April 2023 02:56:10 AM

Police are appealing for public assistance to locate an elderly man missing from Sydney’s North Shore.

Michael Forster, aged 81, was last seen by staff at a nursing home on Longueville Road, Lane Cove about 3.00pm yesterday (Thursday 20 April 2023).

It is not unusual for Michael to go for a walk to the nearby shops. When he failed to return, staff notified police, who immediately commenced inquiries into his whereabouts.

Police and family hold serious concerns for his welfare as he lives with a number of medical conditions including dementia.

Michael is described as being of Caucasian appearance, about 178m tall, of thin build, with short grey hair and brown eyes.

He was last seen wearing a blue long-sleeved shirt, jeans, brown shoes.

He uses a walking frame to get around.

Anyone with information about Michael’s whereabouts is urged to contact North Shore Police or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact Crime Stoppers: 1800 333 000 or https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au. Information is treated in strict confidence. The public is reminded not to report information via NSW Police social media pages.