Police say hopes are fading for missing Durham teacher

Police searching for a missing teacher from Durham say they have not given up hope but the possibility of finding him is “obviously decreasing”.

Mark Bushnell disappeared on the morning of Sunday 9 March after he left the family home to look for a laundrette.

The 50-year-old father of three is deputy head at the independent Durham School in the city.

Chief Constable Mike Barton, from Durham Police, told ITV News Tyne Tees: "The longer that this goes on, the more that our optimism will recede".

Members of the public can contact Durham Police by calling 101.

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Hopes fading in search for missing Durham teacher

Police searching for a missing teacher from Durham say they have not given up hope but the possibility of finding him “obviously decreasing”.