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Police searches fail to find missing man

Gavin Francis, who has gone missing from his home in Ipswich. Credit: Suffolk Police.

Concern is growing for the safety of a man who went missing from his home in Suffolk on New Year's Eve.

Gavin Francis left his family at Purdis Farm in Ipswich to go for a bike ride at about 5.45pm and did not return.

On January 2nd, his bicycle was found by police on steps close to the Orwell Bridge.

Since then, Suffolk Lowland Search and Rescue, the coastguard and Suffolk Police have made a number of land and air searches of the area.

Mr Francis has still not been in touch with his family or friends.

He was last seen wearing a navy blue lycra cycling top with a white stripe down the side and navy blue lycra cycling shorts.