Searches continue for the deputy head teacher of Durham School, who has now been missing for more than a week. Mark Bushnell left the family home on Sunday 9 March to look for a laundrette but did not return.
Members of the Coastguard were out in County Durham today to help in the search for the missing Durham teacher Mark Bushnell. The father of three left the family home on Sunday 9 March to look for a laundrette but did not return.
Search and rescue volunteers and police search advisers were also patrolling the area around Blackhall Rocks today.
Meanwhile, officers from the British Transport Police were checking local rail tracks, which run towards Hartlepool in the south and Sunderland in the north. Members of the public can contact Durham Police by calling 101.
Officers from British Transport Police will be assisting in the search for a missing teacher from Durham today.
They will be checking the railway line near Blackhall Rocks that runs towards Sunderland in the north and Hartlepool in the south. Meanwhile, search and rescue volunteers will continue to scour the surrounding coastline where the father of three was last seen a week ago today.
Police will be returning to the car park where missing deputy headteacher Mark Bushnell's vehicle was found exactly a week after he disappeared.
The father of three was reported missing by his wife on Sunday 9th March. His grey Citroen C3 was spotted near Blackhall Rocks in County Durham the next day. Officers have received a number of reported sightings of the 50-year-old, who works at Durham School.
Police say his disappearance is completely out of character. Extensive searches involving police, air support and mountain rescue teams have taken place.
Inspector Dave Coxon from Durham Police made clear that their work continues.
Mountain rescue teams have joined fresh searches for a deputy headteacher who has been missing for almost a week. Mark Bushnell was last seen on Sunday lunchtime. His car was found the next day near a County Durham beauty spot. Claire Montgomery reports
Around 30 search and rescue volunteers are out today to look for the missing Durham teacher Mark Bushnell. They are being assisted by police search advisers and the use of several vehicles.
The search and rescue volunteers will scour the area around Crimdon Dene Holiday Park, where Mark Bushnell's car was found last Monday. According to police, the family are "realistic" about the possibility of finding the father of three.