Roydon: Glasses of Missing Man Found

Police searching for a 38-year-old man, who was last seen at a Christmas party near Harlow, have found his glasses.

38-year-old Ed Gillespie, who is from Luton in Bedfordshire, was last seen in the early hours of Saturday, December 22nd at the Roydon Marina Hotel.

His family reported him missing when he failed to return home after a celebrating an office Christmas party at the venue.

During the last week of December, specialist search teams from Essex Police have been scouring the riverbanks and waterways of the River Stort for any signs or clothing. They have been assisted by colleagues from the force’s Air Support Unit. However, the high water levels have been hampering the river search.

On Friday (December 28th) Ed's glasses were found during the search.

Officers continue to hand out leaflets in the area in a bid to jog people’s memories.

Yesterday (New Year’s Day), the police's specialist search team officers were joined by volutneers from the Essex Lowland Search and Rescue as the bid to locate Edward continues.

Anyone with information in connection with this ongoing missing person investigation is urged to contact detectives at Harlow police station on 101.