THERE is increasing concern for the welfare of a missing Burnley pensioner with diabetes.

Melvyn Dillon, 79, who suffers with type one diabetes, went missing around 10.35am on May 22 from Acorn Heights Care Home in Manchester Road, Burnley.

He went for a walk but failed to return. The last sighting of him was on CCTV in Curzon Street, Burnley, on May 22.

Mr Dillon is described as white, 5ft 6in tall and of medium build with short grey hair. He was last seen wearing a brown coat, black blazer, khaki trousers and brown shoes.

Mr Dillon has previously gone missing and travelled to the Newcastle and London areas. He requires regular medication and officers are appealing for information to help find him.

Sgt Conrad Tapp, of Lancashire Police, said: “Melvyn has been missing for several days now and we are growing increasingly concerned for his welfare.

“Melvyn left his care home in the Manchester Road area of Burnley on May 22. We know he has previously gone missing and we understand he needs regular medication.

“I would urge anyone who might have seen him, or knows where he is, to contact us immediately.”

Anyone with information can contact police on 101 quoting log reference 1393 of May 22.