Our next door neighbour is in his eighties and, whilst appearing to be quite frail, is fiercely independent, self-sufficient and keeps himself very much to himself.
We chat in passing but that's as far as contact goes, he most certainly doesn't give any indication that he wants anything more.
He is a member of the local U3A and is fairly active, playing a lot of bridge.
A few years ago, when we knew he was not very well, we made sure he knew he could call on us if he had a problem.
Last Friday I noticed that the lights in his house, which usually are burning when we go to bed, were not lit.
Since then there has been no sign of him.
We know he has a daughter who lives a distance away and he used to meet her mid-way, though there's been no sign of him doing that for the last year or two.
His home is a small bungalow with an open plan garden, so yesterday when I was gardening, I looked through the windows to see if there was any sign of him - nothing.
All his windows are on vent and I could see through to his bedroom where the bed was neatly made.
Today my husband spoke to the young couple who live on the other side of him but they knew nothing except that they thought that they had maybe seen him going out in his car last Friday.
We are at a loss to know what to do.
We don't want to be nosey neighbours but are concerned that he could have fallen, collapsed, had a heart attack - anything!
How long do we leave it before we presumably call the police?
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