Police searching for dementia sufferer discover body

William Lee

William Lee. Pic: Met Police

Police an elderly man who went missing in Hackney five days ago are investigating the discovery of a body in Barnet.

William Lee, 77, was last seen leaving his Stoke Newington home in the N16 area on Thursday March 21. Officers and family were particularly worried about Mr. Lee’s welfare as he is suffering from dementia and may not be able to cope with the current weather conditions.

The body was discovered in Mays Lane, Barnet, on Monday afternoon. The missing man’s family have been informed although formal identification has not yet taken place.

In a statement issued earlier by the police, his children said: “We are extremely worried about our dad, he is suffering from the early stages of dementia and has not been seen for five days. We have been searching for him especially in areas from his past. He used to work at Regents Army Barracks in Albany Street and this is a place that he is very fond of and he may find his way there. His name is William Henry Lee however he has also been known as Bill. We are hoping he will be found and return home to us safely. We ask that if anyone sees him please call the police.”

Police urge anyone with information to call Missing Persons by dialling 101.

By Abbie Cohen


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