Essex: Missing person
September 21, 2012, 9:46 am
Police investigating the disappearance of a man in Essex are turning their attention to a series of ATM transactions in Sussex i n a bid to ascertain what has happened to him.
Several personal possessions belonging to Stephen Jones were recovered from the beach off Western Esplanade in Southend at lunchtime on Friday, August 30.
The 52-year-old man led a nomadic life, various hostels around the south-east of England, and was last known to be living in at a south-London one.
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A multi-agency missing person investigation was launched by the Maritime and Coastguard Agency, Royal National Lifeboat Institution and Essex Police. Enquiries have revealed that the mans cash card has been used at post office ATMs in Brighton on three separate days earlier this month (September).
An Essex Police spokesman said: “At this stage, were not sure whether Stephen entered the sea or whether he has left Essex to continue with his life. Were asking anyone who may have seen him to contact us so that we can provide his family with some substantial update.”
Anyone with information on Stephen Joness whereabouts should contact Essex Police on 101.
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