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Essex: Police continue to investigate disappearance of Stephen Jones

September 24, 2012, 9:43 am

Photo: Stephen Jones

Police are continuing to investigate the disappearance of a man whose personal possessions were recovered from the beach at Southend.

Items belonging to 52-year-old Stephen Jones were discovered on the beach off Western Esplanade at lunchtime on Friday, August 30, 2012.

A multi-agency missing person investigation was launched by the Maritime and Coastguard Agency, Royal National Lifeboat Institution and Essex Police but it is not clear whether Stephen entered the water or not.

Police are now turning their attention to a series of ATM transactions in Sussex in a bid to ascertain what has happened to him.

Stephen’s cash card has been used at post office ATMs in Brighton on three separate days in September.

He is known to lead a nomadic life and was last known to be living in at one in south-London.

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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