James Houson missing: Stoke Newington man suffers dementia

PUBLISHED: 07:38 25 April 2017 | UPDATED: 08:09 25 April 2017

Missing: James Houson. Picture: Met Police

Missing: James Houson. Picture: Met Police


Hackney Police need help finding an elderly man missing from Stoke Newington.

James Houson, 85, was last seen at about 3pm yesterday near the bus stop by the Turnpike House pub, Ravensdale Road.

Officers said they are concerned for Mr Houson’s safety as he suffers from dementia and requires medication.

Mr Houson is described as black, about 6ft tall with a slim build and very short grey hair.

He was last seen wearing a brown hat, green and white shirt and grey tracksuit trousers.

Mr Houson is believed to be in possession of his Freedom Pass for travel, and is known to regularly use buses.

At times, Mr Houson has been known to frequent the Hackney, Shepherds Bush, Tower Hamlets, Ealing and Westminster areas.

Anyone who has seen Mr Houson is urged to contact police in Hackney on 101.

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