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Police warn public to stay away from elderly man with 'history of violence'
Updated 10:11am Monday 7th April 2014 in News
An elderly man who has gone missing from his home in Sussex is believed to have travelled to the Hertfordshire area and police are warning that they are concerned for his welfare and also those who may come into contact with him.
Douglas Byelong, 74, has not been seen since he left his home in Bersted, Bognor Regis, on Thursday evening (April 3). However, police have information to suggest that he may have been in the St Albans area on Friday.
Mr Byelong does have a history of violence from nearly 20 years ago. However, he has not re-offended since, but he has a medical condition that may cause him to react angrily if he believes he has been offended or criticised.
He is described as white, 5' 9", of medium build, mostly bald with some white hair, blue eyes and wears glasses.
Detective Chief Inspector Tanya Jones, West Sussex Division CID, said: "While we don't think Mr Byelong is an immediate danger to the public - more to himself - he does feel that he is a younger man and we would recommend that anyone who sees him or knows where he is should not approach him, but call 999 immediately. Please quote the Sussex Police serial 1569 of 03/04."
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