Missing pensioner Alexander Nicol
POLICE want to speak to two people who may have walked past missing pensioner Alexander Nicol.
Officers say a man of a similar description to 73-year-old Mr Nicol was seen walking west on the B1338, near Hipsburn towards the bridge over the river Aln at 4.25pm on Friday, January 25.
Officers are keen to hear from anyone who was either driving or walking in the area at the time, in particular two people who were walking in the area, one of whom was carrying an umbrella. It’s believed they may have passed the man, who is thought to have been Mr Nicol, near to the bridge.
Superintendent Paul Orchard, of Newcastle Area Command, said: “Our search for Mr Nicol is continuing and we still want to hear from anyone who saw him.
“Our inquiries have led us to believe two people walking along on the B1338 near the bridge over the river Aln may have passed him and we’re urging them to get in touch.
“No matter how insignificant people think any sightings of Mr Nicol are it all helps us to build a picture of his movements and to find him.”
It has now been almost two weeks since Mr Nicol was last seen.
Mr Nicol left his home on Friday morning and was caught on CCTV arriving at Jesmond Metro Station at around 9.25am, before boarding a train heading towards Newcastle Airport at 9.33am.
He got off the Metro at Regent Centre at 9.41am and turned right from the station. He then walked towards Gosforth Library before spending around 10 minutes inside the building and leaving. He was then seen heading back in the direction of the bus stops at Regent Centre from the library.
CCTV footage has revealed that Mr Nicol caught the 10.14am X18 bus, destined for Berwick from the Regent Centre.
He got off at a stop in Alnmouth at around 11.45am. He was last seen walking towards the train station at just after 4pm the same day. Anyone with any information should contact Northumbria Police on 101 ext 69191.