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Concerns for missing man

Police are concerned for 59-year-old Mark Lucas Credit: Hampshire Constabulary

Police are urgently trying to locate a man missing from the Portsmouth area.

Mark Lucas is 59-years-old and missing from the Portsmouth area. He was reported missing at around 6.40pm today and officers are really worried about him.

Mark is described as:

5 ft 10ins tall

Slim build

Last ween wearing dark trousers and a dark coloured jumper.

A photograph is being circulated with this appeal, but please note he has lost a considerable amount of weight since this photograph was taken so looks thinner in the face.

He is believed to be on foot, and could be anywhere. We know that he hails from Gosport and has family in Lee-on-Solent, and he could be in any of these areas.

"Together with Mr Lucas's family, we are very concerned for him. He is a vulnerable individual who may put himself in dangerous situations. If anyone has any information concerning his whereabouts or movements please call police immediately."

– Inspector Adam Edwards

CCTV captures missing student's last known whereabouts

Ivan Kulyk was last seen boarding a bus in Reading, last Tuesday. Credit: Thames Valley Police

CCTV images showing the last known movements of a student missing from Reading have been released by police.

20-year-old Ivan Kulyk hasn't been seen since last Tuesday when he got on a bus at 6.46am in Friar Street.

Ivan was last seen wearing a grey jacket and black shoes. Credit: Thames Valley Police

Footage shows Kulyk, who goes to Bucks New University in High Wyecombe, leaving the service at 7.35am in the village of Medmenham.

Officers don't know where he went from the bus stop but are describing him as white and slim with short, blonde hair.

“We would ask anyone who has seen Ivan or Ivan himself to make contact with the police or your family so we know you are safe and well.

“If anyone has any information about Ivan’s whereabouts then please contact the Thames Valley Police Enquiry Centre on 101.

“If you don't want to speak directly to the police you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online at No personal details are taken, information is not traced or recorded and you will not go to court.

“Ivan lives in Reading, but he also attends Bucks New University in High Wycombe.

“His family and friends are extremely worried about his whereabouts because this is out of character.”

– Investigating officer, Detective Sergaent Chris Quinlan of Local CID in Reading.
Credit: Thames Valley Police

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Concern for missing teenager

Courtney Salway was last seen yesterday afternoon Credit: Hampshire Constabulary

Officers are appealing for help to trace a missing Gosport teenager.

Courtney Salway, 16, from Gosport was last seen on the afternoon of Tuesday, January 13 and last spoke to family and friends shortly after 6.30pm that evening.

Courtney is 5ft 4ins tall, with a medium build, and long dark brown hair. She was last seen wearing a long-sleeved black t-shirt, black jeans, black work type boots and a black leather jacket.

“Courtney is very vulnerable and we are extremely worried about her. It is likely she is still in the Gosport area but there is a chance she may have travelled further. We have spoken with her friends and family and have searched various places in Gosport that she is known to frequent. If you see her or think you might know where she is, please call us immediately so we can make sure she is safe and well.”

– PC Gary Jones

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Man missing from Reading

Viet-Anh Luong hasn't been seen since Tuesday Credit: Thames Valley Police

Thames Valley Police is appealing for the public's help in tracing a man missing from his home in Reading.

Viet-Anh Luong (usually known as Val), is 33-years-old. He was last seen at his home in Ian Mikardo Way, Caversham on Tuesday but was reported missing yesterday.

Viet-Anh is described as Asian, between 5ft 10ins and 6ft, hunched over, slim, with short black hair and a black beard. He has brown eyes. He was last seen wearing a brown coat.

Anyone with any information about Viet-Anh's whereabouts is asked to contact Det Sgt Crowther at Thames Valley police via 101.

"We are concerned for Viet-Anh's welfare. He has not been in contact since Tuesday . He has not gone missing before so we would urge anyone who knows of his whereabouts or has seen him to give Thames Valley Police a call on 101. He is believed to have links to the Stepney area of East London."

– Det Sgt Will Crowther from Force CID at Reading Police Station

Concern for missing elderly woman

Olga Duncan was last seen this morning Credit: Dorset Police

Police are becoming increasingly concerned for a woman who has gone missing in Bournemouth town centre.

Olga Duncan, who is 84, is thought to have left her home in Wimborne today, Saturday 20 December 2014, and caught the number 13 Wilts and Dorset bus from the town to Bournemouth town centre, arriving at around 10.35am.

She is described as white and is wearing a full length grey coat with black markings, black shoes, a skirt and tights. She is carrying a black handbag and walks slightly bent forward. She has dark greying hair which is slightly curly and cut to the neckline.

“Olga is easily confused and we are becoming increasingly concerned for her welfare. We know she caught the bus from Wimborne and arrived in Bournemouth Square at 10.35am. The town centre is very busy today and we are urging shoppers to please contact Dorset Police immediately if they see someone matching Olga’s description in the area. For Olga’s own safety we need to find her urgently. I urge anyone with any information, no matter how small or seemingly irrelevant, to contact the police on 101.”

– Chief Inspector Guy Shimmons, of Dorset Police

Divers search river as fears grow for missing Patrick

Patrick Lamb has been missing for a week Credit: Kent Police

Police searching for 28 year old Patrick Lamb who disappeared in Maidstone a week ago have sent divers in to search part of the River Medway.

It comes as friends of Patrick launch a huge awareness campaign to help track him down.

He was last seen at Bar Chocolate on Friday night LAST week.

Friends are desperate to find the 26 year old Credit: Kent Police

Police have today been using sonar to search part of the river, and this afternoon a tent was erected on the river bank. But an officer told ITV Meridian tonight that there was still no sign of the missing man.

Friends of Mr Lamb, who grew up in Whitstable and went to Canterbury High School, say it is extremely out of character for him not to have made contact and have set up a Facebook appeal for information.

The Facebook page created by Patrick's friends Credit: Facebook

Kent man's disappearance 'out of character'

The friends and family of a man from Canterbury who has been missing for three days say they are very concerned about his whereabouts.

Patrick Lamb is twenty-eight and is described as five-foot-seven with short dark hair. He was last seen at Bar Chocolate in Maidstone late on Friday night.

Loved ones say his disappearance is very out of character.

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