Appeal Over Missing Man
£10,000 Reward has been put up by the family of man from St. Leonards missing for 2 weeks.
People in Sussex are being asked to keep an eye out for a man who's gone missing - but may not even realise it. Piers Hopson who is 35 is Autistic and is unlikely to approach anyone for help. His family are offering a £10,000 reward for his safe return.
On Thursday February 11th the family made the following appeal
“Piers we love you and miss you. We know someone very kind has been looking after you but we miss you so much. We would like you to come home and stay with us now here in Crowborough. If you like I will meet you outside Tunbridge Wells Station any day at ten past two and then we can come home.”
Mr Hopson suffers from Aspergers, and went missing from his home address in Southwater Road, St Leonards, on Monday 25 January, at around 2.30pm. He said he was going for a walk but did not return home.
Piers is about 5’7” tall, medium build, with dark hair. He wears wire framed glasses. He was last seen wearing a mushroom coloured anorak (reversible to dark grey), dark trousers, an oatmeal coloured jumper with a brown, red and green pattern across the chest and sleeves, and medium brown coloured shoes.
DC Paul Wren said: We are very concerned for Piers wellbeing as he has been missing from home for over two weeks. We urge anyone who thinks they may have seen Piers over the past seventeen days to come forward. If you find Mr Hopson and he is unwell, please call 999 immediately to request police and ambulance attendance. If he is safe and well, please contact Sussex Police on 0845 60 70 999, quoting serial 1721of January 25.
Police have a confirmed sighting of Piers at Ore railway station, where he was spotted reading a newspaper on the platform shortly after 4pm. He travelled to Ore on a train from St Leonards Warrior Square station at around 3.50pm.
Neighbourhood officers handed out posters and spoke to passengers and staff about Piers’ disappearance.
Police are now following up possible sightings of Piers in Tunbridge Wells, Hastings, Eastbourne and Hailsham. He is known to like walking and uses the local bus network.
If you find Mr Hopson and he is unwell, please call 999 immediately to request police and ambulance attendance. If he is safe and well, please contact Sussex Police on 0845 60 70 999, quoting serial 1721 January 25.