Missing Exeter man’s car found in Branscombe

Police are appealing for information about Lesley Roger Irish, 77, from Heavitree in Exeter, who was

Police are appealing for information about Lesley Roger Irish, 77, from Heavitree in Exeter, who was reported missing on Tuesday, October 25. - Credit: Archant

Police say they are concerned for the welfare of 77-year-old Lesley Irish

Police are concerned for the welfare of a 77-year-old man whose car was found abandoned in a beach car park Branscombe yesterday afternoon (Thursday, October 27)

Lesley Roger Irish was reported missing from the Heavitree area of Exeter two days earlier.,

He last made contact with his family on the evening of Monday, October 24. Police say his disappearance is out of character.

Mr Irish is described as white, 5’ 5” tall and of very slight build. He has short thin grey hair, bald on top. He is likely to be wearing a coat, walking boots and rucksack.


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His seven-year-old red Mitsubishi Colt saloon has been found at around 2.30pm yesterday (Thursday October 27) in a public car park at Branscombe beach. Police and other agencies are searching the local area.

If you see Mr Irish, or know of his whereabouts, please call 999 immediately and quote log 835 of 25th October 2016.

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