Police investigating disappearance of popular deputy head scale back search and say family "realistic about chances of a positive outcome".
The search for Durham deputy headteacher Mark Bushnell has shifted to a new location after reports he was spotted at a caravan park.
Mark Bushnell, deputy head teacher at Durham School was last seen on Sunday March 9. Concern is growing for him as police search
Police searching for missing deputy headteacher Mark Bushnell have resumed their efforts along the coastline where he was last seen.
The 50-year-old father of three is deputy head at the independent Durham School in the city.
He disappeared on the morning of Sunday 9th March after he left the family home.
He had several bags of washing with him and was searching for a laundrette as the Bushnells' washing machine was not working.
He then drove to Blackhall Rocks near Peterlee where his car, a grey Citroen C3, was discovered early on Monday morning with the bags of washing still inside.
Members of the public can contact Durham Police on 101.
Police looking for a missing Durham teacher say they are worried about his state of mind. Mark Bushnell is deputy head of Durham School. He was reported missing on Sunday and since then there has been a possible sighting at a caravan park near Blackhall Rocks.
Police searching for missing Durham teacher Mark Bushnell have released information about a new possible sighting.
A member of the public has contacted police to report seeing a man fitting Mark's description at around 8am on Monday, March 10, at Crimdon Caravan Park.
The caravan park has been searched but Mr Bushnell is yet to be located.
Chief Inspector Andy Huddleston said: "This is a new possible sighting of Mark and although unconfirmed, we are treating it seriously. We have informed Mark's family of this sighting and are continuing to follow a number of lines of enquiry.
"Specialist teams are concentrating their searches from Crimdon Caravan Park towards the stables at Crimdon Dene.
"Cleveland Police Marine Unit and the Police Air Support are assisting the with the search along the coast. We continue to appeal to the public for assistance in locating Mark.
"Anyone who thinks they may have seen him since 11,30am on Sunday morning should call police on 101."
Police are combing the Blackhall Rocks area after a car was found there belonging to a missing teacher. Mark Bushnell is deputy head of Durham School. He was reported missing on Sunday after a visit to the laundrette.
Police teams gather near Blackhall Rocks for a third day as searches for missing Durham School teacher Mark Bushnell continues.
Police say they are investigating a number of possible sightings of a missing Durham School teacher. Mark Bushnell went missing on Sunday and officers say that since then, there has been a strong response from the public.
Police say they have had a big response from the public following the news that a teacher from Durham School was reported missing. They resumed their search, which is now in its third day, at first light.