A phone call to a friend, then nothing: Joseph is still missing two weeks on

Two pictures of Joseph Cafferkey
14 Oct 2020 @ 1.54 pm
| News

Two weeks ago this lunchtime, Joseph Cafferkey phoned a neighbour. They talked about his visit to the doctor’s.

He has not been seen or heard from since.

Today police renewed their appeal to find Joseph, 72, of Dijon Avenue, Acomb.

Despite extensive searches, no clue to Joseph’s whereabouts has been found. His disappearance is out of character, and officers are extremely concerned for his welfare.

Following enquiries, police have developed this timeline of the days prior to Joseph going missing:

Sunday 27 September

Joseph falls

He is known to have fallen in his home. He received treatment by paramedics and was referred to his GP.

Sunday 27 September
Monday 28 September

In the garden

He was seen by a neighbour doing gardening. He was also spoken to by a neighbour the following day.

Monday 28 September
Wednesday 30 September, 9.25am-11.30am

Morning visits

Joseph paid a bill at Acomb Post Office at 9.25am, and then attended his GP for a redressing of his stomach injury between 11am and 11.30am.

Wednesday 30 September, 9.25am-11.30am
Wednesday 30 September, 12.25pm

Phone call to neighbour

He used the landline phone at his home in Acomb to call a neighbour to tell her how it had gone at the doctors.
This is the last confirmed location for Joseph.

Wednesday 30 September, 12.25pm

He was reported missing on Friday 2 October.

Searches have continued ever since. As a result of the missing person appeal, police have received calls about potential sightings, which are being investigated alongside other enquiries.

Joseph is described as white, of medium build, with receding grey hair. He speaks with a strong Irish accent.

Anyone who may have seen him should contact North Yorkshire Police immediately on 101, select option 1, and speak to the Force Control Room. Please quote reference number 12200173603.