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Missing Dudley man may be in Kidderminster
2:54pm Tuesday 24th September 2013 in News
A SEARCH is underway for a missing Dudley man who has links to Kidderminster and Bridgnorth.
Garry Foster, 53, was last seen on Sunday and it is believed he may be in possession of a licensed shotgun.
His vehicle, a blue and silver Mitsubishi Pajero with distinctive yellow fog lights, registration L216 PTO, was last seen at 3.26pm on Sunday driving in the Kidderminster area.
Police are asking for anyone who has seen the vehicle, or Mr Foster, not to approach him but to contact police.
Mr Foster was last seen at 3pm on Sunday when he left his home on The Priory.
One line of enquiry pursued by police is that he may be living off the land in remote areas of south Staffordshire, Worcestershire or Shropshire.
West Midlands Police have carried out house to house enquiries in the area and are working with Staffordshire Police and West Mercia Police as part of the investigation.
He is known to frequent the countryside areas to the west of Wolverhampton, towards Bridgnorth and Kidderminster.
He also has links with Suckley, Alfrick, Clifton-upon-Teme in Worcestershire and Claverley.
Police plan to use specialist search teams and the force helicopter to find Mr Foster.
Superintendent Andy Parsons, of Dudley Police, said: "We are very concerned for Garry's welfare as no one has now heard from him for close to 48 hours.
"He didn't take any money or personal possessions with him, however he may well have a registered firearm on his person.
"With this in mind, we are very concerned for Garry's welfare and urge anyone who believes they have seen him to contact police urgently and not to approach him.
"We hope people in the area are reassured that we doing everything possible to trace Mr Foster."
Mr Foster is described as a white man, of medium build, with dark, receding and greying hair.
He has a greying moustache with a goatee beard. When last seen he was wearing a grey t-shirt and black jeans.
Anyone with information is asked to call Dudley Police by dialling 101, or call 999 in an emergency.
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