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Fears for policeman missing in the Derbyshire Peaks

There are growing concerns tonight for a police officer from Derbyshire who's been missing for three days.

Tim Frohwein was last seen leaving his home in Buxton on Sunday afternoon. It's thought he might've gone for a walk in the nearby Peak District National Park, despite being unstable on his feet from recent knee surgery. Chris Halpin reports.

Missing policeman's family appeal to wider public

The family of missing Chief Inspector, Tim Frohwein, has issued a statement. Mr Frohwein has been missing from his home in Buxton since Sunday.

Police are becoming increasingly concerned as to his whereabouts.

We’d like to thank the police search team, and the Mountain Rescue volunteers for their ongoing efforts towards finding Dad. We would also like to thank those friends and family praying for his safe return.

While these thorough searches are going on locally we would also like to appeal to the wider public to assist with any possible sightings or information that may help bring Dad home.

In his job he used to be the one doing the searching, now it’s all been turned upside down.

– Family statement

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Concern continues to grow for missing police officer

Police say they are becoming increasingly concerned for the safety of the missing police officer, Tim Frohwein, who went missing on Sunday 17 November.

Chief Inspector Tim Frohwein from Buxton
Chief Inspector Tim Frohwein from Buxton Credit: Derbyshire Police

It is believed he left his home in Buxton around 1.20pm before he was last seen walking along the Old Roman Road around 1.30pm.

Assistant Chief Constable Dee Collins said:

“We know at that time there were several off-road bikers and about 20 ramblers in the area and we are sure they will have seen Tim as he walked into the countryside.

“We have no idea which route he took so it is vital that we talk to people who saw him."


Concern growing for missing policeman

Tim Frohwein Credit: Derbyshire Police

Concern is growing for a policeman missing in Buxton, Derbyshire. Tim Frohwein has not been seen since 2pm on Sunday.

Assistant Chief Constable Dee Collins said: “This is totally out-of-character for Tim and I’m extremely concerned about him, particularly as the weather was so cold last night.

We have carried out extensive searches, with the assistance of the local Mountain Rescue teams, who as they always do, have given us their full support.

I would be very grateful if anyone who has seen Tim since he went missing contacted us. And I’d also like to appeal to Tim himself to get in touch. His family are very worried about him.”

Search for policeman missing in Derbyshire

Police are searching for a man who has been missing from his home in Buxton since Sunday.

Tim Frohwein was last seen at around 2pm.

The 48 year-old was wearing a ¾ length dark coat, pale blue shirt and brown jeans. He may be carrying a walking pole.

Tim Frohwein Credit: Derbyshire Police

He has short dark hair and wears glasses.

Mr Frohwein is a serving member of Derbyshire police.

Police are becoming increasingly concerned for his well-being because he is recovering from recent knee surgery.

Anyone who sees a man matching this description, or who has information as to his whereabouts, should call police on 101.

Charity convoy travels from Midlands to Syria

A convoy of ambulances have left the Midlands heading to Syria to give aid to refugees.

Up to 30 ambulances that are no longer in service, are being driven nearly 3,000 miles to the border with Turkey where they will be handed over to aid workers.

These vehicles in Birmingham have been packed full of supplies for people who are suffering because of the violence in Syria.

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