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Anniversary checks and further searches to trace missing man

posted 7 Mar 2018, 04:26 by Chris Hoare   [ updated 7 Mar 2018, 04:31 ]

One month after a 44-year-old man from Kesgrave went missing, officers carried out anniversary checks and further searches on Tuesday 6 March in an effort to trace him. Police are also renewing appeals for any sightings or information which may assist the inquiry.

Paul Moore was last reported as being seen at around 4pm on Tuesday 6 February in the Nacton village area and was reported as missing to police two days later on Thursday 8 February. Since then officers have undertaken a number of enquires to locate Paul.

Following a media appeal, Police have now received further information from a member of the public who was driving along Church Lane, near to St Martin’s Church in Nacton on Tuesday 6 February at around 6.25pm and reported seeing a man fitting the description of Paul. The man was described as wearing a plain white T-shirt and grey jogging bottoms which were muddy and wet.

Officers are asking anybody else who was in the vicinity at the time and who may have seen the man or who has any information to contact Police on 101.

Police, assisted by Suffolk Lowland Search and Rescue (SULSAR) conducted extensive searches on Tuesday in the Church Lane and Shore Lane area of Nacton. A drone was also deployed in the vicinity to assist. In addition, officers carried out house to house enquiries to gather further information.

Paul is described as white, 6ft tall, of stocky build and with mousy hair. He was wearing white trainers, grey bottoms and a distinctive Dolce & Gabbana  grey hooded top with pink flowers when he was seen earlier in the afternoon of 6 February. Paul was carrying an Apple iPhone 6 with a Tech 21 transparent /white silicone phonecase. He is also believed to have been wearing an Omega Seamaster Chronograph professional watch with a black dial steel case and bracelet bearing the serial number is 86673098.


Police are appealing for anybody who may have seen a grey hooded top matching this description, an iPhone 6 or phonecase, or the watch, any of which may have been potentially lost or discarded in this area, to come forward.

Whilst the investigation to locate Paul is being dealt with as a missing person enquiry, the Major Investigation Team are supervising and are working to establish the circumstances around Paul’s disappearance.  A man in his thirties from the Ipswich area who was arrested on Sunday 25 February, in connection with the inquiry was released under investigation whilst police enquires continue.

Police and family members remain concerned for Paul’s welfare. Officers are appealing for anybody who was in the Nacton area and may have seen a man matching Paul’s description to come forward. In addition, anybody who may have found or seen the distinctive grey and pink top, iPhone 6 or phonecase, or Omega watch are asked to contact Police.

Witnesses or anybody with information regarding Paul's whereabouts or who has information that may assist the enquiry are asked to contact Suffolk Police on 101 or use the 'report something' link at www.suffolk.police.uk. Alternatively, contact the charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or through their online form at www.crimestoppers-uk.org.

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Police Connect Team
7 Mar 18