British Black Panther photographer ‘safe and home’ after going missing – The Guardian

Police launched missing persons appeal after Neil Kenlock, 70, went missing in London on Saturday
First published on Sun 7 Nov 2021 21.08 GMT
Neil Kenlock, the British Black Panther movement’s official photographer, has been found after he went missing on Saturday, according to reports.
Kenlock’s Instagram page announced on the early hours of Monday that the 70-year-old, who co-founded Choice FM in the early 1990s, had been located “and is now safe and home with his family”.

“He has been found thanks God. He is OK. Thank you everyone so much for searching for him,” the post said. The Guardian has contacted friends and family of Kenlock.
Police had launched a missing persons appeal for Kenlock, who also sometimes goes by the name Emile and is known to be hard of hearing, after he was last seen at Waterloo railway station in London at 6pm on 6 November.
In an appeal shared on Twitter on Sunday night, 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 70s, before eventually becoming the group’s official photographer.
He has documented 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 licensed radio station playing music of black origin 24 hours a day.