Devon and Cornwall Police are increasingly concerned for the welfare of Brian Rees, who was reported missing from the St Budeaux area of the city.
Police are asking anyone who sees the 66-year-old or has information about his whereabouts to call 999 immediately.
Mr Rees has been described as a white male, approximately 5′ 6″ tall and of large build.
He is believed to be in his vehicle, a brown Skoda Roomster with the registration plate WF62 WXT.
He is believed to be wearing spectacles, a dark jumper and jeans.
A police spokesperson said: “Police are growing increasingly concerned for the welfare of 66-year-old Brian Rees, who has been reported missing from the St Budeaux area of Plymouth.
“Brian is believed to be in his vehicle – a brown Skoda Roomster bearing the registration WF62 WXT.”
If you have seen Brian, or know of his whereabouts, please call police immediately on 999, quoting log number 739 of October 14, 2019.
Alternatively, you can contact Missing People charity on 116 000 and provide information anonymously.
What to do if someone goes missing?
You should report a missing person to the police if:
- The person is a child
- The person is a vulnerable adult
- The person has been detained (sectioned) under the Mental Health Act or are legally in the care of another person
- You are concerned for the person’s safety
What you should do
The police ask parents and carers, including staff acting in a parenting role in care homes, to undertake reasonable actions to try and establish the whereabouts of the individual.
This could include, but is not limited to;
- Attempts to contact the child or adult.
- Calling friends or family.
- Visiting areas that the child or adult is known to frequent.
- Visiting the place where the child or adult was known to be attending (i.e. a friend’s house or party).
- Checking to see if any items are missing from the home.
- Checking social media.
Experience has shown that these initial enquiries yield additional information that helps narrow down any police search. In several cases it has resulted in the early return of the missing person and in some cases it has resulted in there being no additional police involvement as the missing person is located before a full missing person search begins.
How do I report a person missing?
You can report a person missing in the following ways:
- Call 999, if the missing person is a vulnerable adult or a child, or you believe them to be in danger, or
- Call 101
- Go to your local police station
What happens when I report a person missing to the police?
We will ask you to provide as many details as possible to enable us to find the missing person quickly.
This could include:
- Personal details: Name, date of birth
- Appearance including any distinguishing marks
- Contact details such as mobile phone number
- Medical conditions and whether or not these require medication
- Circumstances under which they went missing
- Details of friends and relatives
- Details of places they often visit
We will use this information to determine the level of risk the missing person is at and what the police response should be.
The information you give us will also be put onto the Police National Computer and circulated to all police forces. Initial inquiries will be made to try to find the missing person.
If they are not found the investigation is passed to a nominated officer who will deal with all further enquiries.
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