Men Wanted In Gary Hampson Investigation

Detectives are keen to trace two men who may hold vital information about the disappearance of Brighton dad Gary Hampson.

Police are appealing to the public to help locate Brighton residents Dan Alexander, 60, of no fixed address, and Roy Bartup, 57, of Natal Road.

Detective Inspector Phil Mays said: "There are a number of people we would like to speak to who knew Gary very well, including ex-business partner Dan Alexander and his friend Roy Bartup.

"I am appealing directly to Roy and Dan and to anyone who may have seen them to contact police immediately. Any information, however insignificant it may seem, could help solve the mystery of Gary's disappearance and bring long-awaited relief to his family."

Gary was reported missing in January after he failed to contact his 10-year-old daughter, despite being in regular contact with her. Detectives are now conducting a murder investigation, following the discovery of Gary's blood at the garage he managed in Little Western Street, Brighton.

Kelly, 32, the mother of Gary's daughter, has made an emotional appeal for information. Kelly said: "Our daughter cherishes her dad and misses him every day. For a young girl who adores her father to hear the news her dad may not be coming home is heartbreaking.

"Please, for my daughter and Gary's family, tell police any information you may have that will help us find Gary. Someone must know something."

A 48-year-old-man from Brighton has been arrested on suspicion of murder and has been released on bail until May 11.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Sussex Police on 0845 60 70 999 quoting Operation Jubilee or anonymously to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.