Public Search For Kelvedon's Missing Chris May

21 June 2015, 08:25 | Updated: 21 June 2015, 08:30

Dozens of volunteers are helping police with a large scale search for missing Kelvedon man Chris May.

Dozens of people have already offered to assist officers in extending the search areas around the hamlet of Fairstead where Chris’s car was found abandoned on Monday May 25.

Any volunteers must attend a briefing at police HQ , Chelmsford at 10am to be registered. Please park at the Sports and Social Club car park, off St Margaret’s Road, CM2 6DS where staff will take you to the briefing location.

Volunteers will responsible for their own safety, should bring appropriate walking and weather gear, sun cream and carry a mobile phone.

Children, ill or infirm people and dogs will unfortunately not be allowed to be involved in the search.

Please bring food and drink to cover lunch and make sure you are fit and not under the influence of drink or drugs.

Once briefed, police will run a shuttle bus service to take the volunteer teams to the search areas.

DI Anne Cameron said: "We welcome family, friends and members of the public to help in the search but their safety is foremost in our minds that’s why we would ask them to attend the briefing. It is also imperative that they stay with their search leaders to ensure search areas are not overlooked.”

Once the tasked search area has been completed, the volunteers will be returned to the briefing area for a debrief and to enable them to travel home.