Fears for missing canal man
POLICE are worried over the safety of a middle-aged man who has not been seen since abandoning his canalside tent six months ago.
James Smith, 52, had been using a tent to shelter at various spots alongside the Kennet and Avon Canal in Reading and maintained occasional contact with his family. But his tent was found empty and deserted six months ago and relatives fear that he has either encountered major health problems or come to other harm.
Mr Smith is white, 5ft 8ins tall with black hair and anyone who has seen him or knows where he is is asked to call police on 101, quoting reference number MP/00986/2012