Information sought on missing man
"Police News Alert Issued *** 5.00PM, February 18th
Christchurch Police are seeking
information on the whereabouts of a Christchurch man,
missing since last Thursday night.
Joseph Walter Woods,
aged 40, has been missing from a residential address in Hoon
Hay since around 10.30pm on Thursday [13 February].
Police say Mr Woods requires medication and they have
concerns for his wellbeing. He is believed to be travelling
Mr Woods is described as a European, 175 cm (5ft
9in) tall and of medium build, with long brown hair and a
full beard. He wears glasses, and was last seen wearing grey
trackpants, a dark grey top and 'Crocs' shoes.
with information on Mr Woods' whereabouts is asked to
contact Christchurch police on (03) 3637400.
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