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Police fear missing footballer may have been murdered

Police fear missing footballer Kamil Biecke may have been murdered.

Police in Bedfordshire fear a heavy gambling former Polish professional footballer who has been missing in Luton for six months may have been murdered.

34-year-old Kamil Biecke, who used to play in goal for Baltyk Gdynia, was last seen in Luton at 1.30am on 8 December 2018.

His disappearance was reported by his estranged wife on 14 December, following concerns she had not been able to reach him.

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Officers from the Bedfordshire, Hertfordshire and Cambridgeshire Major Crime Unit believe it is possible he may have been murdered.

Police have been conducting house to house inquiries in Luton.

Detective Chief Inspector Mike Branston is leading the investigation and says they are trying to build up a timeline of Kamil's last activities.

“Kamil has a very interesting former career as a professional goalkeeper, but in recent times while living in Luton has fallen into a heavy gambling lifestyle.

"We are concerned that his associations may have caused him to end up in trouble, which could simply mean he has tried to leave this lifestyle, or more worryingly, that he has met a violent end."

“For these reasons we are working on a possible hypothesis that Kamil has been killed. It’s crucial we establish – alive or dead – what happened to Kamil and where he may be.”

– Detective Chief Inspector Mike Branston
Kamil Biecke was a professional goalkeeper who last played in Poland in 2013. Credit: Bedfordshire Police

Kamil Biecke is a former professional footballer, last playing in Poland in 2013.

He moved to the UK in 2016 where he is known to have been involved in gambling.

Kamil frequented bookmakers and casinos in the Luton area. He also has links to the Cambridgeshire, Milton Keynes and Scotland.