The family of a pensioner who has lost his car for almost a week after he had an operation at hospital in Bristol are appealing for help to find it.
Anthony Holliday went in for an operation at the Bristol Royal Infirmary last Wednesday, and doctors advised him afterwards that the effects of the anaesthetic meant he wouldn’t be able to drive home.
So instead he got a taxi back to his home in Bridgwater, Somerset, with the intention of returning to pick his car up when he was fit enough and able to drive.
But when he went back to the area where he parked up, he couldn’t remember exactly where it was – and couldn’t find it during a couple of visits back to the city.
The car is a silver Ford Galaxy people carrier, and Anthony, 73, said he parked it on a side street somewhere near Horfield Road in Kingsdown, on the hill above the BRI in the area dominated by the University of Bristol.
“It is on one of the adjoining roads, but I couldn’t find it when I went back to look,” he said.
“I wasn’t fit to drive because of the anaesthetic and I’ve been back to look off St Michael’s Hill and all around,” he added.
Anthony’s son Lee has asked for help to find it from local people. “If someone could help search that would be great as we’re in Bridgwater and it’s quite the bus journey to go over there,” he said.
The car’s registration number is BX52 WCT, and it has not been towed away by the police or Bristol City Council.
The case is similar – although involves a pensioner having had an operation rather than a forgetful festival-going teenager – to the case of Connor Spear, from Plymouth, who lost his car for a week after going to the Tokyo World festival in Eastville Park last month.
If you have spotted Mr Holliday’s car, then either message Lee on Facebook, or contact the Bristol Live offices on Facebook messenger, or call the newsdesk on 0117 9343637.
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