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Staffordshire Police appeal for help to find missing man

Posted on 11th April 2017

Staffordshire Police are growing increasingly concerned about missing Stafford man David Baines and need your help to find him.

The 45-year-old was reported missing on Wednesday,  March 1.David Baines

He is described as approximately 6ft 1ins tall and of stocky build. He has short dark brown hair, brown eyes and a pale complexion. He speaks with a Manchester accent and may appear nervous.

It is believed David may be wearing a black Thinsulate woolly hat, a black Karrimor jacket, dark cargo work trousers and green wellies and be carrying a large rucksack.

Investigating officer, DI John Quilty, said: “David has been missing three times now in the past year. He does have health problems (a hernia) and his mental health may also be suffering.

“His family are growing increasingly concerned for him and our activity to find him is ongoing.

“In April 2016 David went missing for 33 days, and in October 2016 he went missing for 4.5 days. On these occasions he either returned of his own accord or was found in woodland in Northants having fended for himself.

“David does have the ability to survive without money and has not touched any bank accounts since he was reported missing last month.

“David has links across the country and there’s every possibility he may have travelled to the following forces areas: North Wales, Manchester, Cheshire, Derbyshire, Leicestershire, West Midlands, Warwickshire or West Mercia.

“We are continuing to make inquiries to locate David and are working closely with colleagues in these areas.

“If you have any information on David’s whereabouts please Staffordshire Police on 101, quoting incident 411 of 1 March.”



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