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Missing man may have been upset when he left home

28 year-old Richard Norton Credit: Dorset Police

Officers in Bournemouth are becoming increasingly concerned for the welfare of missing Richard Norton and are appealing for help to find him.

The twenty-eight year old's family reported him missing around 8.05am this morning, 17 November 2015, and believe he may have been upset when he left his Holdenhurst Road home.

He is described as white, five feet ten inches tall, of medium build, with brown eyes and short dark hair. He has a tattoo of a swallow on his left wrist and another tattoo on the back of his neck of Egyptian hieroglyphics.

His car, a white Citroen Berlingo, was last seen in the Salisbury area of Wiltshire.

His disappearance is completely out of character and we would appeal to anyone who knows Richard’s whereabouts or has seen a man matching his description to contact police urgently.

Finally, I appeal to Richard directly that if he sees this appeal, please get in touch with us as you’re family are very worried about you and want to know that you are safe.”

– Chief Inspector Steve Horton, Dorset Police

Anyone with information about Richard’s whereabouts should call Dorset Police on 101 quoting incident number 17:60.

Growing concern for safety of missing Sussex man

Kevin Murray's disappearance is said to be out of character Credit: Sussex Police

Police are growing concerned for a man missing from Worthing.

Kevin Murray, 49, was last seen at around 6pm on Monday (December 15) when he visited his daughter in Dominion Road. He has not been seen since and has switched off his phone.

PC Lee Simmonds said: "This is completely out of character for Kevin, who was expected home after making the visit, but did not return. He is believed to be driving a silver Vauxhall Insignia registration GX59 DDY.

"Kevin is described as being white, 5' 10", stocky with cropped grey hair and was last seen wearing a dark fleece."

If anyone has any information as to his whereabouts please contact police on quoting serial 1347 of 15/12.


Police warning not to approach missing man

An elderly man who has gone missing from his home in Sussex is believed to have travelled to the Hertfordshire area and police are warning that they are concerned for his welfare and also those who may come into contact with him.

Douglas Byelong has not bee seen since Thursday evening Credit: Sussex Police

Douglas Byelong, 74, has not been seen since he left his home in Bersted, Bognor Regis, on Thursday evening (April 3). However, police have information to suggest that he may have been in the St Albans area on Friday.

Mr Byelong does have a history of violence from nearly 20 years ago. However, he has not re-offended since, but he has a medical condition that may cause him to react angrily if he believes he has been offended or criticised.

He is described as white, 5' 9", of medium build, mostly bald with some white hair, blue eyes and wears glasses.

Detective Chief Inspector Tanya Jones, said: "While we don't think Mr Byelong is an immediate danger to the public - more to himself - he does feel that he is a younger man and we would recommend that anyone who sees him or knows where he is should not approach him, but call 999 immediately."

Family 'extremely concerned' for missing Poole man

Police are concerned about missing 30-year-old Matthew Purser Credit: Dorset Police

Poole Police are continuing to search for a 30-year-old man who has been missing over the Christmas period.

Matthew Purser was last seen at around 7pm on Saturday 21st December when he left his home on Jellicoe Close on foot.

Detective Inspector Richard Dixey, of Poole Police, said: "Concern is increasing for Matthew whose disappearance is completely out of character.

“We know that he did not take his car or mobile phone with him. He only has a bank card and a small amount of cash.

Police are making a renewed appeal for the missing Poole man Credit: Dorset Police

Matthew’s family are extremely concerned about him and would like to give the following message: “Matthew you are not in trouble and you don’t have to come home if you do not want to. We just want to know that you are alright and of course would love to have you back home. We all love and miss you.”

Matthew is white, six feet tall, of a large build with short dark hair.

He has pale skin, a round shaped face with some stubble on it when he was last seen and he has a large scar across his left hand.

He was wearing a grey hooded jumper with a navy fleece body warmer, grey Adidas tracksuit bottoms and white Puma trainers.

Anyone with information on his whereabouts should call 101.

Appeal for man missing from Poole

Concerns are growing for a Poole man who was last seen a week ago leaving his home address on foot.

30-year-old Matthew Purser was last seen at 7pm on Saturday 21st December when he walked along Jellicoe Close.

Concern is growing for Matthew Purser Credit: Dorset Police

Matthew is white, 6ft, of a large build with short dark hair and pale skin.

He was wearing a grey hooded jumper with a navy body warmer, tracksuit bottoms and trainers.

Police Constable Dave Mearing, of Poole Police, said: "I understand that Matthew had become upset before he left and his family is concerned that he may come to some harm. He did not take his car or mobile phone - he only has a bank card and a small amount of cash with him.

"I urge Matthew to get in touch - we simply need to know that you are safe and well."


Man missing after going fishing on Friday

Steven Stringer rom Basingstoke went missing on Friday Credit: Thames Valley Police

Thames Valley Police is appealing for information to locate a missing man.

Steven Stringer was last seen fishing on the River Kennet off Wigmore Lane, Theale, at about 5pm on Friday.

Mr Stringer, who is from Basingstoke, is 62-years-old, white, 5ft 11ins tall, with short white hair and a beard.

Anyone who may have seen Mr Stringer in the Wigmore Lane area on Friday or may know of his whereabouts are being asked to contact the police.

Appeal to trace missing man extended to Hampshire

Missing Simon Brookfield has been missing from his address since Thursday Credit: Hertfordshire Police

The search for a missing man from Tring has now been extended to Hampshire.

52-year-old Simon Brookfield has been missing since Thursday 10th October and his family are concerned for his safety.

Simon loved to visit Shobley in the New Forest and police are now extending the appeal for information to that area.

He is a white man, 6ft tall, of skinny build with brown hair, brown eyes and bit of stubble.

He was wearing grey tracksuit bottoms, a big black coat and a green winter beanie hat.

Anyone with any information should contact police on 101.

Southampton chef missing for two weeks

Kevin Davis-Walton has been missing for more than two weeks Credit: Hampshire Police

A Southampton man has been missing for 15 days and there is growing concern for his welfare.

Kevin Davis-Walton has not been seen at his Southampton flat or at his work as a chef at Southampton University's Connaught Halls of Residence.

It is not known where Mr Davis-Walton is staying and he has no mobile phone or transport.

He has no known next of kin or close friends and liked to sit on benches in East Park, Above Bar and Bargate area.

He is described as slim and unshaven with grey, receding hair. He may be wearing a black jacket and trousers.

Anyone who sees him or knows where he is should ring PC Suzanne Badham on 101.

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