Thamesmead dementia sufferer Arthur Jacobs is missing

Arthur Jacobs has been missing since Friday

Arthur Jacobs has been missing since Friday

First published in Bexley News Shopper: Photograph of the Author by , Chief reporter

POLICE are becoming increasingly concerned for the welfare of a missing 73-year-old dementia sufferer from Thamesmead.

Arthur Jacobs was last seen leaving is home in Camelot Close, Thamesmead at 9am on Friday ( January 25) in his blue Peugeot 206.

The car was found at 1.15am yesterday morning in the car park of Morrison's supermarket in Erith.

Extensive searches to find Mr Jacobs have so far been unsuccessful.

Mr Jacobs is described as white, with grey hair and approximately 5ft 6in tall.

He was last seen wearing a white t-shirt, blue jeans and a navy blue coat.

Anyone who has information on his whereabouts is asked to call 101 and ask for the Grip and Pace centre at Greenwich.

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3:59pm Sun 27 Jan 13

neonis says...

i hope the poor man is found soon safe and well, i have shared on facebook.
i hope the poor man is found soon safe and well, i have shared on facebook. neonis
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4:39pm Sun 27 Jan 13

mareen says...

The poor man. I can never understand that once a person has been diagnosed with dementia why on earth the doctor that made that diagnosis hasn't got a legal obligation to notify the DVLC and have the driving licence revoked. This man has driven his car, left it in the freezing cold weather that we have endured and heaven forbid that nothing sinister has happened to him. If this man has family I can't understand why they haven't felt an obligation to take the car in their loved ones best interest, then again, maybe he hasn't got family. The other thing to consider with driving and dementia is not only the danger to that person but to other road users, how easy it would be for the person to go the wrong way up a motorway, it's happened before and will continue to happen until doctors take on some responsibility here. I am talking from experience and know that doctors do not have a legal obligation to notify the authorities.
The poor man. I can never understand that once a person has been diagnosed with dementia why on earth the doctor that made that diagnosis hasn't got a legal obligation to notify the DVLC and have the driving licence revoked. This man has driven his car, left it in the freezing cold weather that we have endured and heaven forbid that nothing sinister has happened to him. If this man has family I can't understand why they haven't felt an obligation to take the car in their loved ones best interest, then again, maybe he hasn't got family. The other thing to consider with driving and dementia is not only the danger to that person but to other road users, how easy it would be for the person to go the wrong way up a motorway, it's happened before and will continue to happen until doctors take on some responsibility here. I am talking from experience and know that doctors do not have a legal obligation to notify the authorities. mareen
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