Urgent appeal to find missing former rough sleeper, 74
Published by Max Salsbury for 24dash.com in Housing and also in Communities
An urgent appeal has been launched after a 74-year-old former rough sleeper went missing from his flat.
Tanraman Sundrum was last seen at St Mary’s Hospital in Paddington on 7 August. He was heard saying he wanted to go to Marble Arch.
Mr Sundrum was recently housed by homelessness charity Thames Reach in a flat in Ilford, after spending eight years sleeping on the streets of Walthamstow.
He is of Asian appearance and quite frail. Thames Reach staff finally managed to gain his trust after he had spent years viewing services with suspicion and hiding away.
Tanraman is also known as Asunder Sundram. If you think you can help the search please call or text Missing People on 116000. All calls are treated as confidential.
He has been reported missing with police, hospitals, homeless day centres and outreach teams across the capital but he has not been seen since abandoning his property.
Gareth Mercer, manager of Thames Reach’s London Street Rescue, said: “We are very concerned about Tanraman’s health as he has had numerous stays in hospital over the last few months and he does have difficulties communicating. He is quite frail and only really familiar with the Walthamstow, Leyton and Leytonstone areas.”
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