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Mystery surrounds fisherman's disappearance at quay

Essex man goes missing while on fishing trip in Dorset

Coastguards are to resume their search for a man from Essex who went missing while fishing in the sea off Mudeford Quay in the Christchurch area in Dorset.

The 65-year-old and his wife had been visiting relatives. On Thursday 5th November the man said he was going fishing, and the last time his wife saw him was at about 10.30am. His wife raised the alert when he hadn't returned from his fishing outing by 3.15pm. An item of clothing believed to be his jacket was found at Mudeford Quay, but there were no signs of the missing man's whereabouts.

He is described as white, six feet tall, of medium build, with short thick white hair and white facial hair. He was wearing black jeans, a black hooded top with a logo on the top left breast, a dark blue anorak and brown and grey walking boots. And he was carrying a square khaki fishing tackle bag and possibly two fishing rods.

Dorset Police, HM Coastguard and the RNLI, have been searching the coastline between Mudeford Quay and Highcliffe Castle. They called off the large scale search at around midnight, but are to start again at first light on Friday. Some officers patrolled the area overnight.

“We are extremely concerned for this man’s welfare and would urge anyone who saw a man matching his description in the Mudeford Quay area to please call Dorset Police urgently.

“I would also like to hear from anyone who discovers abandoned fishing items in the Mudeford Quay area.”

– Police Sergeant Scott McFarland, Christchurch police station

Anyone with information can call Dorset Police in confidence on 101, quoting incident number 5:230. Or you can telephone the anonymous Crimestoppers line on 0800 555 111

Police appeal to find missing Gosport man

David Whittaker has been missing since 29 October 2015 Credit: Hampshire Police

Hampshire Police have reissued an appeal for help to find a vulnerable missing man from Gosport.

Thirty-four year old David Whittaker was reported missing on Thursday 29th October. He is known to have connections in Sussex, Surrey, London, Kent and Cornwall.

“We are growing increasingly concerned for the welfare of Mr Whittaker. He has been missing for a considerable amount of time now and we really need help from the public to help find him.

"If you see him, or you think you know where he is, please call us immediately. David, if you are reading this, please get in touch with us and let us know you are safe.”

– Inspector Rob Kearley, Hampshire Constabulary

Officers say that Mr Whittaker is likely to be in a vulnerable condition that can make his behaviour unpredictable.

Anyone with information about his whereabouts can contact the police via telephone on 101. In an emergency dial 999.


Have you seen missing Michael from Margate?

Michael Wiles has gone missing from Margate Credit: Kent Police

Kent Police are appealing for help to trace a man who has gone missing from his home in Margate. Michael Wiles was last seen at on Wellesley Road in the town at 8 o'clock this morning.

He is 6ft 1in tall, of a slim build. It is not known what he wa swearing when he disappeared, but he usually wears casual shirts with jeans.

‘It is out of character for him to go missing like this and his family are very worried about him.’

– Inspector Steve Impey, Kent Police

Have you seen Richard Green from Southend?

Richard Green has gone missing Credit: Essex Police

Essex Police have issued an appeal for help to find a man who has gone missing from Southend.

Richard Green aged 37 was last seen on Friday 21 August. He has no fixed address. Officers say he has sent some text messages to people that have prompted concerns for his safety.

He is described as being white with a slim build, a bald head and stubble. When he was last seen he was wearing a grey jumper, blue jeans and a pair of white trainers.

Anyone with information about Richard Green's whereabouts is asked to contact Essex Police at Westcliff on 101.

15 year-old Elizabeth McKeon has gone missing

Elizabeth McKeon has gone missing Credit: Hampshire Police

Police are appealing for help in finding a teenage girl who’s gone missing from her home in Portsmouth.

Elizabeth McKeon was last seen outside her school, City Girls School, yesterday afternoon (November 26) just before 3pm.

The 15-year-old, who is also known as Beth, is described as:

5ft tall, Slim build, Short blonde hair, Usually wearing stretchers in both ears

We are concerned for Elizabeth’s welfare and are carrying out extensive enquiries to try and trace her and would appreciate hearing from anyone who may have seen her or knows where she is. We believe she may still be in Portsmouth but she could be looking to travel outside the city and therefore we’d ask people to keep an eye out around train stations and bus stations.

– Inspector Rich Thompson

Anyone with information is asked to contact Insp Thompson at Fratton police station on 101. In an emergency, always call 999.

Body found in search for missing teenager

Amy Latham Credit: Dorset Police

A body has been found by police searching for a missing teenager from Wimborne in Dorset. Amy Latham, 18, was last seen at her home in Walford Gardens on Monday afternoon. Police say a body has been found in woods near her home, which is believed to be Amy.

Her next of kin and the coroner have been informed. The death is not being treated as suspicious.


Police are "gravely concerned" for missing 18-year-old

Amy Latham, who is 18-years-old, hasn't been seen since yesterday morning Credit: Dorset Police

Police are gravely concerned for the welfare of missing teenage girl Amy Latham.

The 18-year-old was last seen at 7:30am yesterday morning at her home along Watford Gardens in Wimborne.

Chief Inspector Debbie Marsden of Dorset Police said, "I understand that Amy has been very upset recently and her family is concerned that she may come to some harm.

“She took her mobile and last made contact with a friend at 2.30pm but since then we have been unable to contact her. She did not take any money or clothes and she does not have access to a car.

"It is important that Amy, or anyone who knows of Amy's whereabouts, comes forward as soon as possible."

Amy has been described as six feet tall and of slim build. She has dark shoulder length hair which she normally wears down. It is believed that she may be wearing black skinny jeans and a dark coloured hoody.

Anyone with information should call Dorset Police on 101 quoting incident number 30:363.

Missing woman not been home for more than 48 hours

Patricia Davies has not been seen for 48 hours Credit: Thames Valley Police

Police are searching for missing Patricia Davies, who has not been seen for more than 48 hours.

The 74-year-old, who was last seen wearing a grey coat, black trousers and shoes with a large A4 style handbag, has links to Dorset.

She was last seen at her home in Milton Keynes at 10am on Friday 30th May.

Investigating officer from Thames Valley Police Det Insp David Dachtler said, "We are becoming increasingly concerned for Patricia's welfare as she has been missing for more than 48 hours.

"Patricia's family are extremely concerned for her welfare and desperately want her to come home."

Anyone with information on Patricia's whereabouts should contact Thames Valley Police Enquiry Centre on 101.

Police concerned for man missing since March

Lee Ralph has been missing since March 13th Credit: Kent Police

Police are concerned for the welfare of a missing man who hasn't been seen for over a month.

Lee Ralph, who is also known as Alan Donald, has been missing from Walthamstow since March 13th.

It is out of character for Mr Ralph to go missing and not make contact with family or friends.

Lee is around 5' 8" tall with short hair, brown eyes and talks with a London accent.

He has links to the Kent area.

Anyone who has seen Lee or knows where he could be should contact Waltham Forest Police on 02032 760968.

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