Man missing from Wellington resthome

Graham Penny has gone missing from a Wellington resthome. Supplied photo.

A search is underway for a man who has been reported missing in Wellington this morning,

Sergeant Matt Wheble says 66-year-old Graham Penny left his Johnsonville rest home around 4.30pm yesterday afternoon and has not returned.

Police and his family are very concerned for his safety.

"Police made enquiries overnight to locate Mr Penny, who suffers from dementia, but unfortunately had no luck.

"We are this morning searching in the area around the rest home and in other parts across Wellington and Lower Hutt.

"We ask that members of the public keep an eye out for Mr Penny and contact us immediately via 111 if they find him."

If you have other information which may help us to locate him, please call Wellington Police on 04 381 2000.

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