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Appeal to help find missing man from Ascot

Stephen Gilbert was last seen in Ascot on Saturday Credit: Thames Valley Police

Thames Valley Police is appealing for information to trace a missing man from Ascot.

Stephen Gilbert was last seen in Blackmoor Wood, Ascot, on Saturday.

Stephen is 51-years-old, white, about 5ft 6ins, of large build, with brown and grey hair, blue eyes. He often has a beard.

Stephen has access to a Silver Ford Fiesta Titanium automatic vehicle with the registration GIL1460.

“Stephen, if you are reading this please make contact with police so we know that you are safe and well. You can visit a police station or call 101."

– Investigating officer, PC Ben Eastment

Concern for two missing 15-year-olds

Debbie Sales and Charlie Saunter were last seen together on Monday Credit: Sussex Police

Police are growing concerned for two teenagers who they believe could be together.

Debbie Sales, 15 from Seaford and Charlie Saunter, 15, from Eastbourne have been friends for many years and were last seen together on Monday outside McDonald's in Eastbourne.

Debbie was last seen at her home at 7pm on July 12 and Charlie left at 9am on Monday 13.

Debbie is described as 5', long blonde hair with blue eyes and Charlie is 5'8" slim build with blonde hair. He was wearing skinny black jeans, a grey hooded top with Duffer written on the front and carrying a black bag.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police on quoting serial 1226 12/07.

"We are appealing to them to please get in touch and let us know they are ok. We think they might be together and could be in the Eastbourne or Hastings area, though Debbie does have connections to Brighton."

– Shannon Marchesani from the missing person team


Concerns for missing 68-year-old

Edward Ingle was last seen on Tuesday 7th July Credit: Hampshire Constabulary

Police are growing increasingly concerned for the welfare of 68 year-old Havant man Edward Ingle.

Edward, who is also known by his middle name of Andy, was last seen in the New Lane area of the town on Tuesday 7th July.

Police believe he may now be in the Bournemouth area of Dorset as he has visited the town before for prolonged periods

He is described as:

  • White
  • He is of a slim build
  • He has grey messy short receding hair
  • He was last seen wearing a red t-shirt, blue jeans, and was carrying fabric carrier bags.
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New app to help find missing people

New computer software could track down missing people more quickly and efficiently. Details of people who've previously gone missing and where they were found, for example, are loaded onto an app which can be accessed on computers and mobile phones. Kent Search and Rescue then uses the data to try to locate the person if they disappear again. Tom Savvides talks to Stewart Baird from Kent Search and Rescue and computer specialist Stuart Kenny.

Missing teenager's mobile phone found

Laima Sinka's mobile phone was found near the River Thames Credit: Hampshire Constabulary

Police are appealing for information to find a teenage girl missing from Hampshire.

The last contact with 16-year-old girl Laima Sinka was over the phone on the morning of Friday when her exact location was not known.

A mobile phone belonging to Laima was later found in the Reading area of Berkshire near the River Thames.

Enquiries to find Laima are focused on the Reading, Farnborough and North Hampshire areas:

Laima is described as:

  • White
  • 16 years old
  • Slim build
  • 5ft 5 ins to 5 ft 6ins tall
  • She has long dyed blonde hair, shaved on her right side

She was last seen wearing cut off ripped jeans and a multi-colour crop top.

Police are also appealing directly to Laima to make contact to let us know she is ok. She is not in any trouble, and we just want to know that she's safe and well.

Laima, witnesses or anyone with information are asked to contact Hampshire Constabulary by phoning 101. Mini-com users can phone 18001 101.


Appeal to help find missing woman

Anita Hansford hasn't been seen since Saturday Credit: Dorset Police

Officers are becoming increasingly concerned for the welfare of a missing Weymouth woman and are asking for the public’s help in finding her.

Anita Hansford, 55, was last seen at 8.30am on Saturday 30 May 2015 at her home in the Sutton Poyntz area of the town.

It is believed that Anita was in the Weymouth or Dorchester area at around 11am on Saturday morning and may have travelled to Exeter arriving by 6.30pm. Her whereabouts at this time are unknown.

Anita is described as white, five feet six inches tall, of medium build with shoulder-length hair dyed blonde and greying at the roots. She has a raised mole on the inside of her right eye next to her nose. She was last seen wearing blue jeans, a pale blue turquoise T-shirt with a motif and white trainers.

Officers have been searching the Weymouth area today, Sunday 31 May 2015, assisted by the NPAS helicopter.

“We are becoming increasingly concerned for Anita. Her disappearance is out of character. It is important that we find Anita and I urgently want to hear from anyone who may have seen her or a woman matching her description in Sutton Poyntz early on Saturday morning or in Weymouth or Dorchester at around 11am that same day. While we believe Anita may have travelled to Exeter later on Saturday, we are keeping an open mind as to her whereabouts and searches have been taking place in the Weymouth area today. If Anita sees this appeal I would urge her to make contact with Dorset Police immediately to let us know she is safe. Your family wants you home.”

– Force Incident Commander Tracey Baker

Further appeal to help find missing man

Barrie Thompson has been missing since Thursday Credit: Hampshire Constabulary

We are continuing our appeal for help to trace missing Southampton man Barrie Thompson, 51.

Barrie has been missing since Thursday, May 14 and we are extremely concerned for his welfare.

He is described as:

  • White man
  • 5ft 11ins
  • Hazel coloured eyes
  • Big build
  • Short cropped hair
  • Wears glasses

Specialist officers are following up a number of enquiries and continuing to search the Woodmill Lane area of Mansbridge.

We are grateful to members of the public who have come forward with information, and would ask people to please remain vigilant and contact police on 101.

Concern for missing Bill Johnson

Bill Johnson hasn't been seen since the 1st May Credit: Sussex Police

Have you seen missing 56-year-old Bill Johnson?

Bill has not been seen since Friday 1 May and police are becoming increasingly concerned for his welfare.

He left his home in Littlehampton on 1 May and went to the town's railway station where he was recorded on CCTV at 8.30am.

Bill sent a text message to a friend the following day but has not been in contact with anyone since 2 May.

He is white, slim and has short grey hair and a scar on his upper lip.

"We have been looking for Bill for several days but have so far been unable to find him. We know that he is a regular churchgoer, usually in Chichester, but he could go to a service somewhere else so I am keen for the members of congregations in West Sussex to keep an eye out for him on Sunday in case he turns up for mass. We also know that he uses buses and trains to get around and that he particularly likes to go to the harbour area of Littlehampton and the seafront in the town. If you have any idea where Bill is, please get in touch with us."

– Sergeant Ian Maloney

Man charged with murder of a missing woman

Detectives investigating a report of a missing woman in Deal have charged a man with murder.

Mariola Cudworth, also known as Mijka, was reported missing from her home in Northbourne on Thursday 30 April.

Missing Mariola Cudworth Credit: Kent Police

The last known contact with Mijka was just before midnight on Tuesday 28 April and she remains missing.

Detectives have charged Jonathon Cudworth, 34, of Northbourne in Deal, with murder.

He has been remanded in custody to appear at Medway Magistrates’ Court via video link on Friday 8 May.

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