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Ken Henson missing from Sevenoaks area

A renewed appeal has been issued for help finding a missing pensioner.

Ken Henson, 80, hasn't been seen by family or friends since Thursday evening and police are appealing for information on his whereabouts.

Officers are continuing the search today, with particular attention being paid to the area around Mr Henson's home.

Ken Henson is missing from the Sevenoaks area

They released a CCTV image yesterday of the pensioner captured at a petrol station on Friday.

Yesterday Kent Search and Rescue (KSAR) was brought in to assist police in looking for the missing man.

They have again been assisting officers this morning, with back-up from teams across the South East and London.

Speaking yesterday afternoon James Dunn, from KSAR, said: "We are renewing our appeal for the public to be vigilant and keep an eye open for Ken.

"For any residents of Sevenoaks we would urge you to check your gardens, sheds and any other outbuilding."

A massive search operation has continued to help find Ken Henson. Picture KS&R

A team of 32 search officers and four specialist search dogs have been scouring numerous areas in and around Sevenoaks.

The dogs were used to search several large areas and parks as well as assisting police searching residential areas and woodland.

Angus Turnbull, a KSAR search manager, said: “We have had search teams working since early on Sunday, including four specialist search dogs.

"There is a systematic search plan in place to find Ken and we would urge the public to recall their movements in or around Sevenoaks railway station on Friday in case they saw him.

"We would also ask the residents of Sevenoaks to check their gardens and any sheds or outbuildings in case Ken has sought shelter."

This CCTV image shows Ken Henson at the Shell petrol station in Tubs Hill, Sevenoaks, on Friday morning. Picture courtesy of Kent Police

Mr Henson is described as white, 5ft 7in tall with grey hair, bald on top, and a short beard.

He was seen on CCTV at the Shell petrol station in Tubs Hill, Sevenoaks, at 11.20am on Friday and is believed to still be wearing the same clothes, pictured above.

A Kent police spokesman said this morning: "The search is being focused around Mr Henson's home address in the Oakhill Road area of Sevenoaks. Officers are being assisted by volunteers from Kent Search and Rescue."

It is believed Kent Fire and Rescue Service has assisted the police in their search for Mr Henson.

One of their drones was surveying Sevenoaks Nature Reserve yesterday.

Anyone who has seen Mr Henson or knows where he is, is asked to contact police on 101 and quote incident number 27-1536.

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