Police are carrying on their search for a missing pensioner. 

Officers have continued their efforts today to find missing Andrew Latcham, 70, who disappeared from a care home in Blandford in the early hours of Saturday morning. 

Following a multi-agency intensive ground search over the New Year period, search efforts have resumed involving local and specialist officers.

The multi-agency effort, involving the NPAS police helicopter, firefighters and Dorset Search and Rescue, was stood down on Monday, but police have confirmed they are still looking for Andrew.

Searches continue to be focussed around the Blandford area and along the River Stour and, today, a specialist drone unit has been scouring the area. Posters have also been handed out at various locations across the town.

Andrew was last seen on CCTV leaving supported accommodation on Park Road in Blandford at around 3.30am on Saturday. He was wearing dark trainers with white soles, tracksuit bottoms and a dark raincoat.

Inspector Danny Thompson, of North Dorset police, said: “We want to assure the public that our efforts are still ongoing and we are making every effort to locate Andrew.

“We are continuing to support Andrew’s family at this difficult time.

“Members of the public can assist by searching their outbuildings and gardens, if they have not already done so. We would always urge residents never to put themselves in any danger when carrying out any searches.

“Our plea still stands for any information in relation to Andrew’s whereabouts since he was last seen on Saturday December 30 and we would like to thank all those who have shared our appeals so far.”

Anyone with information or knowledge as to Andrew's whereabouts should call Dorset on 101 quoting occurrence number 55170200756.

Alternatively contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or via www.crimestoppers-uk.org.