2017-07-18 CALLOUT NOMANSLAND – Update

21 July 2017  |  Latest callouts, News


George Bassett has now been found.


Statement from Wiltshire Police

“We are pleased to report that George Bassett, the 82-year-old man who has been missing from Nomansland, Salisbury, since 18 July, has today been found safe and well.

Mr Bassett was found by police search teams and Wiltshire Search and Rescue (WILSAR) working alongside each other.

The wife of Mr Bassett would like to thank everyone involved in the search efforts including the police officers, volunteers from WILSAR and the local community for their support and help.

Wiltshire Police would also like to thanks the volunteers of WILSAR for their invaluable help in this search.”



We have been called out by Wiltshire Police to support with a search for a missing 82 year old man called George Bassett. George has dementia and was last seen on Tuesday 18th July in Nomansland where he lives. Teams have been searching day and night since we were called to support.


Wiltshire Police’s latest update on the search from their website http://www.wiltshire.police.uk/news/appeals/3921-missing-man-george-bassett-update

Officers are still searching for missing 82-year-old George Bassett who has gone missing from Nomansland, near Salisbury.

George was last seen near to the Nomansland Village Hall around midday on Tuesday 18 July 2017.

George is vulnerable, may be confused and requires daily medication which is not with him.

Volunteers from Wiltshire Search and Rescue (WILSAR), including members from Avon and Somerset and Dorset, helped in the search from mid-afternoon until 9pm yesterday (Wed 19 July).

Acting Inspector Russell Griffin said: “Officers are continuing the search for George today.
“We would like to remind people to check their sheds, garages and gardens.
“We’d like to thank the local community who have so far shared messages on social media and have shown concern.
“I’d like to remind people that we currently don’t need volunteers to help in our search as we have specialist teams looking for George.
“However, if you have any information about George’s whereabouts, please contact Wiltshire Police on 101.”

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