John Alloway. This photo was taken about a year ago, and he
no longer has a beard. Photo from NZ Police
An elderly Auckland man vsiting Cromwell for a tangi has
not been since since early yesterday morning, and police hold
fears for his safety.
John Alloway (70) was last seen about 2am yesterday, walking
near the address where he was staying at in Antimony Cres.
He was not at the Antimony Cres address or with any other
relatives in the Cromwell area when family members checked on
him about 7am today.
Police say his disappearance is out of character and they
have concerns for his well-being given he has a medical
He appears to have no additional clothing or medication with
Mr Alloway may be wearing a blue or black jacket and dark
coloured long pants. He is described as being of medium build
and approximately 184cm in height. He is slightly balding
with wispy grey hair and is clean shaven.
Anyone with information who might have seen Mr Alloway in the
Cromwell area should contact police on 03 471-5002, or call
111 if they should see him.
It is possible Mr Alloway is making his own way back to the
North Island, as he had intended return today.