Police have launched a missing persons appeal after the British Black Panther movement’s official photographer, Neil Kenlock, went missing on Saturday.
The 70-year-old, who co-founded the Choice FM radio station in the early 1990s, was last seen at Waterloo railway station in London on 6 November at 6pm.
It is understood Kenlock also sometimes goes by the name Emile and is known to be hard of hearing.
In an appeal shared on Twitter, Lambeth borough police said: “Please help police finding #missing Neil aged 70. Neil also goes by the name Emile. He was last seen at Waterloo train station at 6pm on 6 November. He is wearing this hat as seen in his photo. If you see Neil please call 999 quote 21MIS034674.”
A separate appeal for information was shared on the photographer’s personal Instagram account earlier on Sunday.
The @neilkenlockphotographer account shared a picture of Kenlock wearing a distinctive hat, a dark jacket and a light blue face mask, accompanied by the caption: “Have you seen Neil? He didn’t come home and his family haven’t seen him since yesterday evening in the Waterloo station in London Area.
“Please share and look out for him. He also can’t hear very well. Send us a message if you know his whereabouts. Thank you all.”
Kenlock was born in Port Antonio, Jamaica, where he lived with his grandmother until 1963, when he made his journey to England 14 years after his parents.
He became involved with the British Black Panther movement – activists who fought for racial equality in the UK – in the late 1960s and 1970s, before eventually becoming the group’s official photographer.
His work with the movement saw him document anti-racist protests and demonstrations, building an archive of thousands of photographs depicting the ongoing struggle for equality.
Choice FM, now Capital Xtra, was Britain’s first-ever licensed radio station playing music of black origin 24 hours a day.
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