Police appeal in hunt for man missing for five days

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POLICE are appealing for help in tracing a man who was reported missing five days ago when his wife awoke to find he was gone.

James Clark was last seen by his wife in their home at Temple Park in Gore-
bridge between 11.30pm on Wednesday and midnight on Thursday, when the 
couple went to bed.

After waking at around 6.45am, Mrs Clark found her husband had disappeared and he has not been seen or heard from since. The couple’s Volkswagen Passat is also missing, and it is believed the 54-year-old took the vehicle when he left.

Police said that enquiries were under way to establish Mr Clark’s whereabouts, and anyone who believes they have seen him since Thursday morning is asked to come forward.

Mr Clark is described as white, around 5ft 6in tall with a slim build, shaved grey hair, glasses and a “JC” tattoo on his left wrist. He may have been wearing a green-and-white striped top under a grey hooded zip-up top and dark Umbro tracksuit bottoms.

A police spokesman said: “James has never failed to return home previously and as such his family are growing increasingly concerned for his welfare. It would appear he has taken his car and officers are investigating whether the vehicle has been seen since Thursday morning.”