Police issue renewed appeal for information one week after disappearance of Skegness man David Le-Man

David has been missing for a week.
David has been missing for a week.

Lincolnshire Police have issued a fresh appeal for information into the disappearance of Skegness man David Le-Man.

Officers made the plea this morning (Monday), one week after David’s disappearance.

David, 51, vanished on February 4 while out walking his dog Millie on Skegness beach.

A sighting was made of him with Millie heading south towards Gibraltar Point at around 2pm, with a later eye-witness spotting him walking back up the beach with his pet at around 4pm.

But he has not been seen since that time, despite extensive air and land searches on the night of his disappearance, and subsequent searches by the police and volunteers.

Police said that their ‘extensive’ search of the area had ‘concluded last week’ but that they were still actively pursuing other ‘lines of enquiry’.

The family meanwhile, has continued to conduct searches of the beach around the South Parade area, and is also now handing out missing person leaflets.

A police spokesperson said: “An extensive land search of the beach and saltmarsh area around Gibraltar Point was concluded last week but other lines of enquiry are being actively followed.

“Leaflet drops and house-to-house enquiries have taken place in Skegness streets, with members of the public asked to think back and contact police if they saw David, or his dog Millie, last Monday or at any time since then.

“A family liaison officer is providing dedicated support to the immediate family.”

Elsewhere, David’s family said they wished to address rumours that have been circulating about town following David’s disappearance - and were keen to stress that David’s movements on the day he disappeared were normal.

His sister-in-law, Abigail Taylor, said: “There are so many rumours going around and we just want to make it clear that last Monday was a normal day for David.

“The last sighting of him walking back up the beach would’ve been the same journey he took every time he came down here to walk Millie.”
Abigail added that the family were continuing to do searches of the dunes but that they were also ‘concentrating’ on handing out missing person leaflets and trying to piece together David’s movements on the day he disappeared.

David is described by police as being of mixed race, around six feet tall, with a shaven head. He was wearing jeans and a jacket, but was seen that day without the jacket in just a t-shirt.

His dog Millie, who was found eight hours after the last sighting of David, is black, with a white chest and was wearing a red collar and lead.

Anyone with information should call the police on 101.