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.
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