Brandon: Police Search River For Missing Man

25 May 2012, 14:52 | Updated: 25 May 2012, 14:56

Police are currently searching a river in Brandon for a missing man.

Suffolk Police together with the Fire Service and Suffolk Lowland Search and Rescue are currently carrying out searches of the Little Ouse River in Brandon following a report of a missing man.


Robert Arnold, 65 from Beechfields in Brandon was reported missing to police yesterday afternoon, Thursday 24 May but has not been seen since 8pm on Monday 21 May.


Mr Arnold’s car has since been found in the Aldi car park at Brandon, which is near to the Little Ouse River.

Due to concerns for Mr Arnold’s welfare and the discovery of his car, police, the Fire Service and Suffolk Lowland Search and Rescue are searching the Little Ouse River between the Aldi car park, off the High Street in Brandon towards Littleport. The police helicopter has also been searching the river.


Mr Arnold is described as white, 5’6’’ tall of medium build with short wavy fair hair, he has a beard, wears two hearing aids and it is thought that when he went missing he was wearing jeans and a quilted anorak.


Anyone who has seen Mr Arnold or knows of his whereabouts should contact the Duty Sergeant at Mildenhall Police on 101.