High risk missing person, North Ward

Police are seeking urgent public assistance to help locate a missing 75-year-old man, who was last seen early this morning.

Sometime between 6.15am and 6.45am this morning, Paul Ritchie (pictured below) has left a Gregory Street address in North Ward.

Paul, has only recently moved to the Townsville and is unfamiliar with the surrounding areas.

Police and family hold concerns for this welfare as he suffers from a medical condition requiring medication urgently.

Paul is described as Caucasian, about 175cm tall with grey hair and brown eyes.

He was last seen wearing grey pyjamas, however, may be wearing blue shorts, brown shoes, a blue striped hat and a gold chain with a cross.

Anyone that has seen Paul or has any information of his whereabouts is urged to contact police.

If you have information for police, contact Policelink by providing information using the online suspicious activity form 24hrs per day at www.police.qld.gov.au/reporting or call 131 444.

You can report information about crime anonymously to Crime Stoppers, a registered charity and community volunteer organisation, via crimestoppersqld.com.au 24hrs per day or call 1800 333 000.

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