Police are now extremely concerned for the welfare of missing man from Bramber after a bag he was thought to be carrying was found.
75-year-old Michael Mauger was reported missing a fortnight ago on July 1.
He was last seen in Bramber village by a friend on Saturday, June 27, police said.
They added a man fitting his description was later spotted at 6am in Bostal Road, Steyning, on July 2.
Following the discovery of a blue Tesco bag at Upper Beeding, thought to belong to Michael, a full scale search of the area took place involving nearly 30 members of Sussex Search and Rescue (SusSAR) along with two teams of lowland rescue dogs and police and West Sussex Fire and Rescue officers.
Detective Constable Graham Milner said: “We are concerned about Michael because he suffers with mental health issues and depression. Please get in contact if you have any information which may help us find him.”
He is described as white, 5’ 9” and of medium build with short white hair and a ruddy complexion. It is not known what he was last seen wearing, but he usually wears a floppy sun hat.
If you have seen Michael or have any information about his whereabouts please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 101 quoting serial 914 of 01/07. If Michael appears to be in danger or needs urgent medical attention please call 999 immediatel
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