More Searches For Missing Man

Police in Poole have carried out more searches for a man from West Moors who's been missing since going to his work's Christmas party.

David King was last seen at the Antelope Hotel Inn, along the old town end of Poole High Street, at around 12.30am on Saturday, 18 December 2010.

The 48-year-old, from the West Moors area of Ferndown, had checked into the nearby Thistle Hotel along Poole Quay during the afternoon of Friday, 17 December. He spent the evening with work colleagues at the Antelope.

On Thursday December the 30th, search and rescue teams carefully checked all of the routes he could have taken between the two hotels, but found nothing.

Inspector Steve Horton, of Poole police, said:

“Its completely out of character for him and we are extremely concerned that he has come to some harm.

“David is the sole carer for his elderly and vulnerable mother and she is very distressed that he has not returned home.

“Our enquiries show that David did not return to his hotel room for the night and we do not believe that he has any access to money.

“It is vital that we make contact with David as soon as possible.”

David is white, around five feet seven inches tall, of a slim build, with very short dark receding hair. He was clean shaven and possibly wearing a blue anorak and great trousers when he was last seen.

Inspector Horton continued:

“We are now able to release images that show David in the lobby of the Thistle Hotel, recorded before he left for the Christmas party.

“I am appealing for anyone who has information regarding the whereabouts of David, and anyone who has seen David during the late evening of Friday, 17 December or the early hours of Saturday, 18 December 2010, to contact me urgently.

“He was last seen safe and well at around 12.30am Saturday, 18 December 2010 and anyone who saw David or had any form of contact with him after this time should call police immediately.

“To David, I would say the following – ‘please get in touch, we simply want to know that you are ok’..”

David King CCTV

Witnesses and anyone with information should call Dorset Police in confidence on 01202 or 01305 22 22 22 quoting incident number 18:278. Alternatively, call the free and anonymous Crimestoppers line on 0800 555 111 where mobile phone tariffs may apply.