Scoop has an Ethical Paywall
License needed for work use Register

Local Govt | National News Video | Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Search


Time of the essence in search for missing father

Time of the essence in search for missing father

Three sons of a dearly loved Dad are desperate to find him.

Stephen, Glenn and Greg Davies are missing their treasured father and grandfather of three granddaughters, 74 year-old William (Bill) Davies, who was last seen three days after Father’s Day on Wednesday September 9 at his Albany rest home.

Bill Davies suffers from PSP, a condition that affects his mobility, balance and ability to think clearly.

He should be taking daily medication but has now missed several doses and Police and his sons hold grave concerns for his health.

By Thursday he would most likely have become immobile and very unwell.

Greg Davies says his Dad is desperately missed and he and his brothers want to find him before the day is out.

“It’s been nearly four days with some pretty awful weather that no man of Dad’s age or medical condition should be wandering about in.

He’ll be disoriented and confused, if not injured and suffering somewhere.

My brothers and I want to find him and we need help.

“For several years Dad helped thousands of people come together in the name of sport – the SubFootball league that he set up and ran as a self-employed businessman – so we’re hoping that all his good work for others will be paid back with a sighting of him today.”

Greg says it’s possible his Dad travelled into Auckland City by bus from Bass Rd, Albany, to familiar football grounds after leaving the home where he was cared for.

Advertisement - scroll to continue reading

Are you getting our free newsletter?

Subscribe to Scoop’s 'The Catch Up' our free weekly newsletter sent to your inbox every Monday with stories from across our network.

“The SubFootball league competitions used to be held at three main venues – the Domain, Walker Park (Pt Chevalier) and Seymour Park (Epsom).

“He may have been trying to get to one of these locations and may have encountered someone along the way and engaged them in a discussion about the sport he was passionate about.

If so, we and the Police want to hear from whoever he spoke with or whoever might have seen him.”

Search and Rescue volunteers have been searching many possible destinations over the past three days but now need sightings and other information to be able to usefully concentrate their efforts.

Medical experts have advised that, due to his condition and lack of medication, Bill Davies may now mistakenly appear to be intoxicated, homeless and in need of attention to personal hygiene.

When last seen Bill Davies was wearing;

-Blue polar fleece top

-Dark trackpants

-A black shirt

-Sandals with no socks

Anyone with information should contact Police immediately on 111.

Information can also be provided to the North Shore Police on 09 477 5261.


© Scoop Media

Advertisement - scroll to continue reading
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Gordon Campbell: On How Climate Change Threatens Cricket‘s Future

Well that didn’t last long, did it? Mere days after taking on what he called the “awesome responsibility” of being Prime Minister, Christopher Luxon has started blaming everyone else and complaining that he's inherited “economic vandalism on an unprecedented scale” - which is how most of us would describe his own coalition agreements, 100-Day Plan, and backdated $3 billion handout to landlords... More

Public Housing Futures: Christmas Comes Early For Landlords

New CTU analysis of the National & ACT coalition agreement has shown the cost of returning interest deductibility to landlords is an extra $900M on top of National’s original proposal. This is because it is going to be implemented earlier and faster, including retrospective rebates from April 2023. More

Green Party: Petition To Save Oil & Gas Ban

“The new Government’s plan to expand oil and gas exploration is as dangerous as it is unscientific. Whatever you think about the new government, there is simply no mandate to trash the climate. We need to come together to stop them,” says James Shaw. More

PSA: MFAT Must Reverse Decision To Remove Te Reo

MFAT's decision to remove te reo from correspondence before new Ministers are sworn in risks undermining the important progress the public sector has made in honouring te Tiriti. "We are very disappointed in what is a backward decision - it simply seems to be a Ministry bowing to the racist rhetoric we heard on the election campaign trail," says Marcia Puru. More




InfoPages News Channels


Join Our Free Newsletter

Subscribe to Scoop’s 'The Catch Up' our free weekly newsletter sent to your inbox every Monday with stories from across our network.