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Appeal to find man missing for three weeks

Dumitru Negoita, also known as ’Alex’ was last seen by work colleagues in Kidderminster just after 4pm near to the train station on Friday 29 April.

Dumitru Negoita

He has been living in Cradley Heath and is known to have received treatment at Russells Hall Hospital after an ambulance was called to Dixie Chicken in Dudley later that evening.

He was discharged on the morning of Saturday 30 April and hasn’t been seen or heard from since.

Mr Negoita is also known to frequent pubs, casinos and amusement arcades in the Cradley area. He also has links to London and Sussex.

Mr Negoita is 36 years old and described as white, 5ft 3ins tall with short fair hair and blue eyes. He was last seen wearing a light coloured hooded top, a blue and red lined gillet, black jogging bottoms and work boots.


Police appeal for 30-year-old man missing since Thursday

Warwickshire Police have appealed for help in their search for a 30-year-old man missing since Thursday.

Damien Ward Credit: Warwickshire Police

Damien Ward was last seen leaving his mother's house on Springwell Road in Leamington Spa on Thursday morning.

He is 6ft tall with short brown hair and stubble. He was last seen wearing black jeans, a grey hoody and a 'Superdry' brown coat.

This is out of character for Damien and we are very keen to speak to anyone who has seen him or may know of his whereabouts.

At the moment we think he may still be Leamington and Warwick area so I would urge local residents to keep a look out for him and report any sightings.

– Sergeant Colin Matthews

Anyone with information that could help with the police inquiry is urged to call 101 and quote incident 202 of 16th April 2016.

Appeal over woman missing with her 21-month-old daughter

Sandeep Kaur has gone missing Credit: West Midlands Police

Police are appealing for information to help trace a woman from Walsall who has disappeared from home with her 21-month-old daughter.

Sandeep Kaur was last seen at Digbeth coach station in Birmingham on Sunday 3 April at around 1.30pm.

She's believed to have boarded a coach which was going to Glasgow.

She told her family that she was going to visit a friend and would be home the next day, but when she didn't return she was reported missing.

Sandeep is originally from Manchester and had recently moved to the region.

"We need to make sure that Sandeep and her child are safe and well and we are appealing to anyone who may know of their whereabouts to give us a call."

– West Midlands Police

Police appeal over missing man from Stafford

David Baines Credit: Staffordshire Police

Police are appealing for information on a missing man from Stafford.

44-year-old David Baines, who lives in Stafford town city centre, was reported missing last Wednesday.

He is described as 6ft 1in tall, clean shaven and of stocky build. He has short dark brown hair and brown eyes and has a pale complexion.

David speaks with a Manchester accent and appears to be nervous. He may have been wearing a dark blue Karrimor jacket, jeans and black Air Walk trainers.

Anyone with any information as to his whereabouts is asked to call 101.

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Police searching for missing teen find gun in woods

Police searching woodland for the body of a teenager who went missing nearly 16 years ago, have found a gun. Sarah Benford, from Kettering, disappeared in April 2000, but her body has never been found.

Click below to watch a full report from ITV News Anglia's Northamptonshire reporter, Sarah Cooper


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Police hunting for missing teen find gun

Police officers searching of woodland in connection with the disappearance of teenager Sarah Benford have found a hand gun.

Searches of woodland near Warkton in Northamptonshire have been taking place today as part of a fresh appeal to find the 14-year-old who went missing in April 2000.

A review of the case which has seen 20 witnesses interviewed in recent months, led officers to search the woodland in the hope of finding some link to Sarah.

As part of that work officers uncovered the hand gun, which appears to have been in place for some time.

“At this stage there is no evidence to suggest the hand gun has any connection to Sarah and her disappearance, but it does reinforce how important it is to search this piece of land.

“We want to hear from anyone who may have any information about Sarah’s disappearance, or who may have information about how this piece of woodland was used by people wanting to hide items, including stolen goods.

– Detective Chief Inspector Martin Kinchin
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New information leads police back to woods in search for missing teen

Appeal posters have been put up across Northamptonshire. Credit: ITV News Anglia

Police in Northamptonshire are resuming their search for a teenager who went missing 16 years ago.

Officers say they have reviewed this case again and again over the years, but never found Sarah Benford's body.

This time, new witnesses have come forward with new information and that's brought them back to woods in Warkton near Kettering.

It would have been Sarah's 30th birthday on Saturday and police are re-appealing for information to help them find her body and give her family closure.

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