Concern for missing man who pleaded guilty

Detectives in Dorset have asked the public for help finding a man who went missing as he was due to be sentenced for a number of offences. They are concerned for his wellbeing.

Family appeals for man to return home

Missing man David Joseph Adams
Police have released this picture of David Adams in a bid to trace him Credit: Dorset Police

The family of a man who disappeared after he was due to be sentenced in Bournemouth after admitting burglary and other offences have appealed for him to come home.

Dorset detectives say 29-year-old David Joseph Adams was very upset when he went missing earlier this month.

In a statement, they said: “David, we love you very much. No matter what has happened we will support you and stand by you every step of the way. Please don't be scared, we are so worried about you and just want you safe. Come home soon, we are waiting here for you and miss you so much!"

Appeal as man goes missing after admitting offences

Detectives in Bournemouth have appealed to the public for help finding a man who went missing - shortly after he was due to be sentenced for a number of offences. Police say they are very concerned for David Joseph Adams, 29, from Surbiton in Surrey.

He went missing from an address along Durley Road on 5th March 2014.

It appears that David was very upset before his disappearance and we are very concerned for his welfare. Enquiries reveal that he was last seen in Brockenhurst in Hampshire on Saturday, 8th March 2014 and he has not been seen since. However, we also have information that he may have still been in the Poole and Bournemouth area between 5th and 8th March 2014. Even though his home address is in Surrey, he has links with the Poole and Sturminster Marshall areas."

– Detective Constable Andy Haworth, Bournemouth CID

On Tuesday, 4th March David was due to appear at Bournemouth Crown Court for sentencing after having pleaded guilty to offences of burglary, perverting the course of justice, converting criminal property and fraud but he failed to appear. The indication is that he is very distressed about his future and his family are very worried that he may come to some harm. It is important that David, or anyone who knows of his whereabouts, comes forward as soon as possible as we want to ensure that he is safe and well."

– Detective Constable Andy Haworth

David is of medium build and was possibly wearing a burgundy zip-up hooded top when he was last seen. Anyone with information or knowledge as to David’s whereabouts should call Dorset Police on 101.

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