Members of missing man David Le-Man’s family have moved to thank the continued support of local residents in the ongoing search.
David, 51, went missing on Monday while out walking his dog, Millie.
Despite a couple of sightings on Monday afternoon, David has not been seen since.
Extensive searches have been carried out since then by emergency services, voluntary groups and residents.
And David’s family would like to thank the public for their ongoing support and for keeping the search at the forefront of people’s minds.
David’s sister-in-law Abigail Taylor, speaking in South Parade car park this morning (Saturday) before the start of the latest search, said: “If it hadn’t been because of all the brilliant people who’ve turned out and helped and kept asking questions half of what we’ve achieved wouldn’t have been done.”
She added that the huge support had “helped to keep the family going” during this distressing time.
David is of mixed race, around six foot tall with a shaven head. His clothing was originally thought to have been jeans and a hooded jacket, though later reports suggest he was wearing tracksuit bottoms and a blue T-shirt.