Mr Raj in the coat and hat he often wears
The family of a Rochester man, missing from his home for three weeks, has released a new picture of him as they become increasingly desperate to hear from him.
Former accountant Richard Raj, 63, is diabetic and in urgent need of medication.
He vanished from sheltered housing in Weatherly Close a few days before he was reported missing on Friday, September 6.
Mr Raj, who has mental health issues, is of Indian origin, slim and about 5ft 10in with grey/black hair and glasses. He turned 63 on September 14.
He walks with a severe stoop and often wears a green coat and woollen hat, although it’s not known what he was wearing when he disappeared.
He is also known to go on long walks and likes to walk in Capstone County Park.
There have been at least three sightings in the Rainham area and one in Rochester High Street, but not all are confirmed to be him.
A family member, who asked not to be named, said: “He’s definitely a bit of a joker. He’s very sociable and he will chat to people. We would ask people to please keep an eye out and get in touch if they hear anything.”
Police officers have been scouring the area in a bid to locate him
Richard Raj from Rochester
Neighbourhood Inspector, David Matson, said: "There have been a number of possible sightings of Mr Raj in the Medway Towns, some of which have been outside or near Rainham and Rochester railway stations.
"The most recent was on September 14 when it’s believed Mr Raj was seen near the Bowaters roundabout on the A2, heading in the direction of Rainham.
"We have officers out on the ground in all of these areas trying to locate him.
'Mr Raj is an insulin dependent diabetic and urgently needs his medication - I would urge anyone with any information that might prove helpful to contact Kent Police."
- Anyone with information is asked to call police on 101 or Missing People on 116 000.