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Major search for snorkeller missing off Dorset coast

Missing Andrew Scott Credit: Dorset Police

A major search is underway for a man who has gone missing while spear fishing off the Dorset coast.

27 year-old Andrew Scott didn't return home yesterday and his belongings and car were found at Ringstead Bay after a call from a concerned fisherman.

It was also reported that a snorkeller had been seen earlier in the day in the water.

The Coastguard Rescue teams along with HM Coastguard search and rescue helicopter from Lee-on-Solent, two lifeboats from Weymouth and one from Swanage have been conducting the search overnight along with Dorset Police.

There was enough information for us to be concerned for this snorkeller’s whereabouts and an extensive search of the shoreline and coast was launched."

"The search will resume again later this morning after crew rest but in the meantime if anyone has information that can help us with finding this man, or if it is you and you are safe, please call 999 and ask for the Coastguard."

– Duncan Ley, Controller, UK Coastguard

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Buddy's tale: How social media helped find a much-loved missing family dog

Buddy, a five-year-old Collie, ran away after being spooked by fireworks.

It took one week, a social media appeal and searches involving dozens of people for it to pay off for one family who lost their much loved dog.

He disappeared into the New Forest miles away from home.

His owners Steve Olsen and daughter Stacey Page tell us their story.

Concerns for missing teenager from Henley-on-Thames

Sophie Hickman was last seen on Mount View in Henley last night Credit: Thames Valley Police

Police are appealing for help to find a missing teenager form Henley-on-Thames.

15-year-old Sophie Hickman was last seen at around 8.30pm last night on Mount View.

Sophie is white, around 5ft 8ins, with long blonde hair. She was last seen wearing a white and red stripey top, a green jumper, black leggings and denim shorts.

“Officers and Sophie’s family are growing concerned for her welfare, and would ask her to please get in contact. "If anyone who has seen Sophie or a girl matching her description, please call Thames Valley Police on 101.”

– Investigating officer, Inspector Roger Lamboll

Police appeal for missing 80-year old from Sevenoaks

Missing Ken Henson Credit: Kent Police

Police are appealing for information for a missing 80-year old man from Sevenoaks.

Ken Henson hasn't been seen since the evening of Thursday 25th May.

He is described as white, 5ft 7in tall with grey hair and bald on top with a short beard.

If anyone has seen Mr Henson or knows where he is, they are asked to contact Kent Police.

Ken Henson Credit: Kent Police

Concern grows for missing young woman from Buckinghamshire

Missing Ella Pecko Credit: Thames Valley Police

Thames Valley Police are concerned for the safety of a woman who went missing just under a week ago.

The last two sightings of 26-year old Ella Pecko, were at Applegreen petrol station in Bicester Road, Aylesbury, at about 12.30pm on Sunday 26th March and then in Cockton Road at about 4pm on Monday 27th March

Ella was wearing grey leggings, a grey hoody and brown and white slippers.

I am becoming increasing concerned for Ella’s welfare. She hasn’t been seen since Monday and was reported missing on Tuesday, since then, numerous missing person enquiries have been carried out, however we have yet been unable to locate her. Ella is from Aylesbury and is known to frequent Buckingham Park, but also has links to High Wycombe, so I would ask residents of these towns to look out for her. I would urge anyone who has any information regarding Ella’s whereabouts to contact Thames Valley Police immediately by calling 101 and quoting reference number 1075 Alternatively, you can visit your nearest police station and provide any information you have.

– Det Supt Gill Wooton

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Have you seen Peter? He's missing from Bicester

Peter Kavanagh was last seen on Saturday Credit: Peter Kavanagh

Concern is growing for the welfare of a man from Bicester who has gone missing. Fifty-eight year-old Peter Kavanagh was last seen in the High Street in the Headington area of Oxford, at about 4.15pm on Saturday 25th February.

He has been described as being a white man with green eyes and facial stubble. He is about 5ft 8ins tall with a slim build.

The Investigating Officer, Sgt Philip Ansell made an appeal for information.

“If anyone sees Peter please contact police as soon as possible on 101 giving reference 995 (25/2).

“Peter does not know Oxford very well so the fact he is missing in the city is extremely concerning.

“Peter, if you read this appeal please make contact with your family or the police so we know you are safe.”

– Sgt Philip Ansell, Thames Valley Police

Concern for missing Dorset man

Officers are appealing for the public’s help to find a missing man from Shaftesbury.

Paul Wallis, 34, was last seen yesterday between 8.30pm and 9pm when he left an address in Church Close in Bourton, Gillingham.

He did not return to his home in Kavanaught Close in Shaftesbury overnight. It is understood he returned a car he had borrowed to an address in Chichester Close in Andover, Hampshire, in the early hours of this morning, Saturday 21 January 2017.

He sent text messages to his family at around 4.50am today and has not been seen or heard from since.

Paul Wallis was last seen yesterday evening Credit: Dorset Police

“We know Paul was very upset this morning and we are very concerned for him.

“It is possible that Paul could have left Chichester Close in Andover on foot and searches are currently taking place in the Andover area. I would urge anyone who has seen Paul or a man matching his to please contact Dorset Police urgently.

“There is also a chance that Paul could have returned to the Dorset area and anyone with knowledge of his whereabouts should contact us.”

– Chief Inspector Stewart Dipple, of Dorset Police

Concern for missing 14-year-old Crawley girl

Alice Lastra- Wescomb was last seen on Tuesday night Credit: Sussex Police

Police are concerned for the welfare of missing 14-year-old girl Alice Lastra- Wescombe from Crawley.

Alice was last seen at her home in Oxford Road at 10pm on Tuesday. She left a note saying she would be home at 8pm on 30 November but has not been seen since.

"We are concerned for Alice due to her age. We believe she is in the Crawley area. Please let us know if you see her."

– PC Mark Green
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