Man goes missing from Chippenham

7 July 2010, 17:47

An appeal for a missing man from the US who had been visiting relatives in Chippenham have now been withdrawn.

David Steward Baxter, aged 55, originally from Scotland but now living in the USA was reported missing after not being seen since 12:45pm on Tuesday 6th July 2010.

This afternoon police say he has been found in the London area.


Mr Baxter who is currently on holiday and staying with relatives in Chippenham is described as white, 6"4 tall and of slim to medium build. He was last seen wearing a light blue long sleeved shirt, smart black trousers and brown shoes. He is bald and has a distinctive large circular scar to the right hand side of his head.

Police were contacted by David's family who were concerned for his welfare and say it is very out of character for him to go missing like this.

Sergeant Jeremy Horroll from Chippenham Police Station said:

'It is very out of character for David not to be in contact with his family and we are getting increasingly concerned for his safety. He does not have his passport or mobile phone with him but we believe he does have access to money. It's known that David has a particular interest in Scotland and London and in particular an interest in parliamentary buildings.

'I would like to appeal to anyone with any information on David's whereabouts to contact us and I would directly appeal to David himself to contact police. If he does not want to let his family know where he is then we will respect that but he does need to let us know he is safe and well.'

Anyone with any information on David's whereabouts can contact Wiltshire Police on 0845 408 7000 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 where information can be left anonymously if they wish.