Writer and poet Professor Benjamin Zephaniah says he has been left "really upset" by the disappearance of vulnerable Chalfont St Peter man Roy Morris. 

Professor Zephaniah, who was a lecturer at Brunel University, where Mr Morris worked, was alerted to his former colleague's disappearance on Twitter and put out his own plea for help. 

Mr Morris, 60, went missing from his home in Grove Hill at around 6.45pm on Sunday, May 26. 

Bucks Free Press:

Roy went missing on May 26

A month on and his desperately worried family are still trying to raise as much awareness about Mr Morris' disappearance in a bid to get him home. 

His daughter Ruby reached out to Professor Zephaniah on Twitter to ask him to share her appeal. 


She said: "My dad Roy worked at Brunel and spoke with you a few times.

"He's been missing for one month now and we're very concerned for his safety.

"We're trying to get the word out to as many people as possible."

Bucks Free Press:

Responding to the message, Professor Zephaniah wrote: "Hi Ruby, I remember him well. We spoke a lot. I've sent out a separate tweet.

"This really upset me, so I can't image how you feel. I'm way up north now, but please let me know if there's anything else I can do."


Ruby said her dad worked at the Uxbridge university for the past seven years. 

Mr Morris is described as a white man, around 6ft tall with a slim build. He has a shaved head, is clean shaven and has green/brown eyes.

He was last seen wearing camo shorts and a black t-shirt.


He is known to frequent the River Misbourne walk, White Hart Pub, Chalfont, The Plough at Cadsden and local rural/woodland areas.

Last week, police revealed CCTV footage of Mr Morris' last-known movements after he left his home. 

He is not believed to have access to his medication, mobile phone or money. 

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The police search for Mr Morris has been widened to include areas of the Chalfonts, Hedgerley, Seer Green and the A40 towards Beaconsfield.

If anyone has any information that can help find Roy, call 101, quoting the URN 1114 (26/5), or in an emergency, dial 999.