Police appeal for man missing from Bournemouth

Police in Dorset are appealing for the public’s help to find a missing Bournemouth man who was last seen in the area of Wool.

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Missing man's bags found abandoned at bus stop

We are becoming increasingly concerned for the welfare of John. The rucksacks contained a lot of his personal possessions which he would need with him. It is now believed that he might not be feeling very well. An empty tent bag was found in the rucksacks so it may be possible that John camped nearby and then continued walking leaving his possessions behind. An extensive search has been carried out which was assisted by the NPAS helicopter and officers are continuing with their enquiries.

– Inspector Matt Baxter, Dorset police

John is described as white, approximately six feet tall and very slim. He has short black greying hair, green eyes and was clean shaven when he was last seen. He has a deep voice and speaks with a local accent. It is believed he is wearing blue jeans.

I appeal to anyone with information to come forward urgently. John’s family are very worried and urge him to make contact with them or the police – we just want to make sure he is safe and well.

– Inspector Matt Baxter, Dorset police

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Police appeal after Bournemouth man goes missing

John Francis Credit: Dorset Police

Officers in Dorset are appealing for the public’s help as they are becoming increasingly concerned for a missing Bournemouth man who was last seen in the area of Wool.

John Francis, 44, was last seen by a regular police patrol at 3.30pm on Friday 25 April 2014, walking along the A352 at East Stoke.

At the time he was carrying two large rucksacks and said he was making his way to the South West via Weymouth. The officers gave him a lift to Wool for his own safety as the road was considered dangerous for pedestrians.

At 7pm on Saturday 26 April 2014 a member of the public reported finding two rucksacks at a bus stop in Winfrith – they had been there most of the day.

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