Family of missing Ollerton man Stan Shanks ‘desperate’ for his return

Stan Shanks.
Stan Shanks.

The son of an Ollerton man who has been missing for four days has said his family are desperate to know he is safe and well.

As the search for Stan Shanks, 78, moves into a fourth day, his family and officers leading the search are becoming increasingly concerned as Mr Shanks has to take medication which he may not have access to.

Nottinghamshire Police said the last sighting of Stan was at about 9.30am on Friday, April 29, in Walesby Lane near to the junction with White Water Road. He had also been seen earlier that morning, around 7.40am in Little Whinney Lane.

Chief Inspector, Andy Rooke, said: “I would like to thank all the members of the community who have tirelessly helped in the search and urge people to continue to check sheds, gardens, outbuildings and green spaces.

“If you think you have seen Stan or have any information at all please get in touch with police.”

Mr Shanks is white, 5ft 3ins tall and wears glasses. He is of a broad build and balding. He also has some redness on his head but he usually wears a cap. He was wearing a green hooded jacket, a red jumper and grey trousers.

The Nottinghamshire Police-led search continues to be supported by specialist units, Nottinghamshire Lowland Search and Rescue, the dog section and the National Police Air Support Unit. Members of the Ollerton community have also been out looking for Stan.

If you have seen Stan or you have any information as to his whereabouts, contact police on 101 quoting incident 417 of 29 April 2016