Derek Brant, 62, was last seen in Cowley last Thursday and was reported missing by his family the following day.
Derek is a much-loved member of the maintenance team at St Anne’s and has been a familiar face around the College grounds for many years. We are extremely concerned about him and have been in close contact with his family since his disappearance last Thursday. Derek had recently been experiencing some episodes of confusion, so we are particularly anxious that he may have become lost or encountered difficulties.
The maintenance team, as well as many other College staff, are desperate to have Derek back safe and well. We have tried to assist his family as much as we can, circulating Derek’s details and walking routes he may have used. Derek regularly walked much of his route to work and was frequently seen on the Banbury Road and Woodstock Road between Oxford and Kidlington. We now appeal to the people of Oxfordshire to keep an eye out for Derek, in this area and elsewhere, to help the family find Derek quickly.
If you think you may have seen Derek, or have any information about him, please do contact the police immediately. The reference number for Derek’s case is 43210328398.
You can find more information here. Even if you are not in Oxford, please share this information as widely as you can.