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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

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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

Human remains found in search for missing woman

Isobel Munro was reported missing in April Credit: Dorset Police

Detectives investigating the disappearance of a woman from Dorset have confirmed they have found human remains.

Isobel Munro was last seen in Christchurch in April.

Police say her remains were discovered in woodland in Long Meadow in Barton-on-Sea. A large section of woodland remains cordoned off this evening.

Officers are treating her death as unexplained.

Renewed appeal to find missing Lymington man

Police have renewed their appeal for information to help find a missing man from Lymington.

Phillip McCormack was last seen ten days ago at his home in Ambrose Corner.

His family say his disappearance is completely out of character.

Phillip McCormack was last seen ten days ago at his home in Ambrose Corner Credit: Hampshire Constabulary

"Since he was last seen by his mother he has not been in contact with any of his friends or family, which is very out of character for him.

"Despite extensive investigations we have had no confirmed sightings of him since that day so we are appealing again to you the public for your help.

"We have a new photograph of Phillip which we hope will help trigger someone's memory, although please bear in mind when he was last seen his beard was much shorter.

"Have you seen him? Do you know where he is?

"Phillip, if you are reading this, please get in touch just to your family know that you are ok as they are all very worried about you."

– DI Steve Spencer

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Can you help find Margaret Coston who disappeared in 1997?

Detectives are following up a number of possible leads in the search for a missing woman from Kent, who disappeared almost twenty years ago.

Margaret Coston, who was 54, was last seen at Pembury Hospital. Police have been searching nearby woodland.

An appeal has led to several calls from the public.

Margaret Coston was last seen on 23rd February 1997 Credit: Kent Police

"We have had a really encouraging response to the appeal, with a number of people who knew Margaret contacting us.

"It has been a long time since the original investigation and so it is important we reassess any details of the original investigation we hold with any new information which may now arise.

"Over the coming weeks we will be speaking to these people to see if there are any new clues, which can help us piece together what may have happened to Margaret all those years ago."

– Inspector Ray Quiller

Missing woman in Canterbury

Paulina Manfredini Credit: Kent Police

Kent Police is appealing for help in trying to find a woman reported missing from Canterbury.

Paulina Manfredini, 73 was last seen at her home in Canterbury between 8.30am and 11.15am yesterday morning and officers are concerned for her welfare.

Inspector Gordon Etheridge said: “We don’t know exactly what she was wearing at the time she was reported missing but she is known to dress in smart shoes or trainers with a flower print on, a short knee length skirt with no tights and a long length beige coat.

“We know that she also has links to the Medway towns, Margate and Sittingbourne.” Anyone with information is urged to contact Kent Police on 101 quoting 05-1265.

Appeal to find missing teenager Bonnie Clarke

Police have made a renewed appeal for help to find a missing teenager from Sussex.

16-year-old Bonnie Rose May Clarke has now been missing for 11 days.

She was last seen at her home in Whitelot Way, Southwick, at about 10.30pm on Monday 26 September. It is believed she is in the Brighton area.

Bonnie is described as white, about 5' 10", of medium build, with shoulder length blonde hair. She wears glasses and speaks with a Welsh accent.

Bonnie was last seen at her home in Southwick on 26th September Credit: Sussex Police

"We are extremely worried about Bonnie Rose because she is only 16 and she is vulnerable. We believe she maybe within the street community in Brighton.

"Her family are desperate to hear from her, and I would urge anyone who has seen her or has any information about her to let us know.

"Bonnie, I want to stress that you are in no trouble with the police whatsoever. We are keen to hear from you so we can help and support you, however we understand that you may not wish to speak to us. If this is the case, you can call, text or email the independent missing persons charity free of charge on 116 000 to let us know you are safe and well.”

– Inspector Roy Hodder
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