The family of a missing 91-year-old man have issued a heartfelt plea to the people of West Cumbria not to stop looking.

Gerard Doran, who has Alzheimers, has been missing from Garnet Crescent, in Salterbeck, Workington, since 1pm on Thursday - and so far there has been no confirmed sightings of him.

His frantic family are urging anyone who has cctv or dashcams that were in the Workington area between 1pm and 8pm that day to check for him.

Grand-daughter, Lucy Younghusband-McDonald, said: “He’s our granda and we just want him home. We would just ask people not to stop looking, especially if they have cctv in the area.

“At the moment we don’t know which direction he has taken. Until we have some evidence of which way he has gone, we are in the lap of the gods.

“We have all these memories of him, he loved taking us to the shore and then our children as well. We just want to know where he is.”

A husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather, Mr Doran was well-known to many people in the town, having worked in the furnaces at the steelworks, at the dairy and also at Smiths factory in Salterbeck before he retired. He was also a big churchgoer, attending St Mary’s RC Church in Harrington.

And although he now has Alzheimers he is very friendly and his family are urging anyone who thinks they have spotted him to go and talk to him and wait with him until police arrive.

Mr Doran is 5ft 8in tall and was last seen wearing grey trousers, a beige zip-up cardigan and a cord flat cap.

Extensive searches involving police and partner agencies have been carried out since he went missing, and friends and family have also been searching.

Any information, now matter how small, could play a big part in locating Mr Doran. Contact police on 101 with any details.