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SEARCH FOR MISSING RYDE MAN

brianproctor2FOUND: Police and Coastguard teams are this afternoon searching for a missing man from Ryde, who hasn’t been seen since 22:00 last night.

Brian Proctor, 51, was last seen leaving his home in Sutton Close, near Great Preston Road, at 22:00 yesterday but did not return home. His wife reported him missing to Police this morning (Saturday).

Hampshire Constabulary are appealing for information as concerns grow for Mr Proctor’s welfare as it is believed he could harm himself.

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Mr Proctor is described as 6ft 1″ tall, balding with short grey hair at the sides and was last seen wearing a black t-shirt with white writing on it and wearing Blue jeans and black shoes.

appleycoastguarddaytieUPDATE @ 12:45 – HM Coastguard are continuing a search of Appley Beach and the surrounding areas in Ryde this morning, while Police make enquiries in the local area.

Anyone who sees Mr Proctor or knows of their whereabouts should call Hampshire police on 101. In an emergency, dial 999.

UPDATE @ 15:00 – The search continues for Mr Proctor this afternoon as Coastguard teams extend their search area.

UPDATE SUNDAY – It has been revealed that Brian Proctor was seen to board the Fishbourne to Portsmouth car ferry during the early hours of Saturday morning.

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Officers from Hampshire Constabulary are today studying CCTV footage to piece together Mr Proctor’s route after arriving in the Gunwharf area of Portsmouth.

DI John Geden has said today:

“He [Proctor] has money enough to last him a couple of days, and we are today looking at CCTV sources to identify his path of travel. We are also checking hotels and bed and breakfasts in the Portsmouth area.

“Hotel and B&B owners in Portsmouth and surrounding areas – please check your guestlists and if you have a lone man in his 50s who checked in and recognise his picture, please call us immediately.

“Our message to the public is please take a good look at his photo, and if you think you see him or know where he is call us straight away.

“Our message to Brian if he is reading this or hears our appeal is please make contact. Your wife is beside herself with worry. We just want to make sure you are safe. Please call us on 101 and we will do everything we can to help you.”

UPDATE MONDAY – Mr Proctor has returned home safe and well overnight, according to Police.

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