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Missing Leocardo Loney: Fears grow for 83-year-old dementia patient who disappeared from nursing home two months ago

Leocardo Loney may have been spotted up to three times since his disappearance

An 83-year-old man with dementia has been missing from his nursing home for two months.

Leocardo Loney was last seen leaving his care home in Wembley on August 3 at around 5.35pm.

Since then there have been three possible sightings of him, the first being on a 182 bus travelling from the Wembley area towards Brent Cross, on Tuesday August 22.

There are two further unconfirmed sightings of the pensioner in Hatfield on September 9 and September 28.

Mr Loney is in need of medication for his dementia, and his family and police are worried about his welfare.

His daughter, Marie Loney, said: "I am extremely concerned for my father's safety. He is a frail, elderly man who suffers from dementia. He is in need of 24-hour care and requires medication."

Detective Sergeant Kenny Hall from Brent CID, said: "Leocardo has now been missing for two months and despite extensive enquiries we have not been able to trace him.

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"His family is desperate for information. Leocardo is an elderly and vulnerable man who needs regular medication.

"We would appeal for anyone who may be able to assist, not to hesitate, but call police immediately."

Leocardo Loney was wearing a red baseball cap and black jacket at the time of his disappearance.

He is described as a black man, about 5ft 10in and of a medium build with short grey hair.

He enjoys taking buses and trains as well as going to parks and betting shops in the area.

Anyone with information on his whereabouts is urged to call Brent's Missing Persons Unit on 101 or Missing People on 116000.

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