16th Oct, 2019

Police re-appeal for help finding man who went missing from Malvern

POLICE have re-appealed for help in finding Matthew Bone who travelled from Portsmouth to the Midlands and went missing in Malvern.

Matt’s last known whereabouts were on the Malvern Hills on March 8, 2018.

He then checked into the Stanbrook Abbey Hotel, Callow End, Malvern a day later and has not been seen or heard from since this date.

He was reported missing on Sunday March 11 when a joint search was carried out of Stanbrook Abbey and its grounds by police and fire services in the week beginning March 12 but Matthew was not found.

Police have now released new CCTV images from the Stanbrook Abbey Hotel and are re-releasing the image from his family in hope someone may recognise him.

The 27-year-old is white, around 5ft 7ins tall, of slim build, with brown hair and bluey/grey eyes.

Matthew is believed to have been wearing a dark green woollen jumper, beige hiking trousers and dark brown walking boots when he went missing.

His family want anyone with any information to get in touch with 101.

A video appeal has also been put together here –

They said: “Matt went missing a year ago, and for us as his parents, that year has been spent in an ambiguous state of both hope and despair.

“There is really no way to come to terms with how a much-loved son and brother has simply vanished without trace and not knowing what has happened to Matt continues to be incredibly difficult for the whole family.

“We would ask people in the area of Callow End to think back to this time last year and recall any items of information, no matter how small, that might help in the continued search for Matt.

“He is by nature a sociable character and we feel that someone, somewhere, will have spoken to Matt during his visit to the area.

“He always liked to ask people about themselves, their interests and places they had visited, and may have followed up any recommendations offered.”

Det Simon Lloyd said: “Our officers and Matthew’s family are increasingly concerned for his welfare, Matthew has not been seen for a considerable time now and we are urging anyone who may have any information about his whereabouts to come forward.

“At this time we have no information to suggest Matthew left the Malvern area.”

Anyone with any information on Matthew’s whereabouts should call West Mercia Police on 101 or confidentially call the Missing People Charity on 116 000.

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