Shrewton landlord inquest

The inquest is due to open into the death of a Wiltshire pub landlord who disappeared after a £29,000 savings fund went missing.

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Pub landlord and Christmas money go missing

Sixty customers at a pub in Wiltshire have lost nearly £30,000 from their Christmas savings club.

Detectives are investigating after the landlord of the Royal Oak in Shrewton disappeared several days ago. Malcolm Levesconte is believed to have caught a ferry to France.

An emergency meeting has been held in the village this afternoon.

Our correspondent Duncan Sleightholme was live from Shrewton on The West Country Tonight:

Hunt for Wiltshire publican after Christmas cash goes missing

Malcolm Levesconte disappeared from the Royal Oak in Shrewton Credit: Wiltshire Police

Police in Wiltshire are searching for a pub landlord following the disappearance of up to £30,000 from a Christmas thrift fund. Malcolm Levesconte, 59, hasn't been seen at the Royal Oak in Shrewton near Amesbury since the weekend.

Detectives say a substantial amount of cash has gone missing from the pub. It was accumulating in a Christmas fund which regulars paid into every month in anticpation of having some money to spend over the festive period.

Police are aware that Mr Levesconte booked tickets and boarded a ferry at Portsmouth on Sunday December 9th bound for St Malo in France.

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