Police fears for the safety of an elderly man reported
missing from Cromwell on Tuesday have been allayed after two
sightings of him.
They had been concerned about the wellbeing of Aucklander
John Alloway (70), who had been visiting Cromwell for several
days for a tangi and had not been seen since early Tuesday.
He had a medical condition and his disappearance was out of
''We believe now he's making his own way home, working his
way up the South Island,'' Acting Detective Sergeant Alan Lee
A member of the public had seen Mr Alloway at Tarras on
Tuesday and he was also seen north of Christchurch yesterday.
''We're satisfied he's heading home and although we haven't
located him yet, or been able to speak to him, we're checking
his bank account is being used and he was in a good state
when last spoken to by a member of the public, so we no
longer hold fears for his wellbeing,'' Acting Det Sgt Lee