31st Oct, 2020

Two years on, search for Matt, last seen in Malvern, continues

DESPERATE family members of a man who went missing in Malvern two years ago have repeated their pleas for information in a bid to find him.

In a statement released to coincide with a walk in Matt Bone’s native Hampshire to raise money for charity, the now 28-year-old’s family repeated their pleas for anyone with information to come forward.

Matt, originally from Portsmouth, had travelled to the Midlands and his last known whereabouts were in Malvern on March 8, 2018.

He checked into the Stanbrook Abbey Hotel in Callow End a day later and has not been seen since.

He was reported missing on March 11 and a joint search of Stanbrook Abbey and its grounds by the police and fire services was carried out during the following days but he was not found.

West Mercia Police re-released pictures of Matt to mark the two-year anniversary of his disappearance in the hope someone may recognise him.

Matt was 26 at the time of his disappearance, he is white, around 5ft 7ins tall and of slim build. He had brown hair and blue/grey eyes.

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

Matthew’s family would like anyone with any information to get in touch with 101.

They said: “We are desperate to find Matt and ask people to think back to March 2018 and come forward with any information, no matter how small, that might help in the search for him.

“He is very much-loved and missed by all who knew him and we find it very hard to understand how he could disappear without a trace – please get in touch if you can add anything at all to the enquiry.”

Det Insp Beth Wells said: “Our officers and Matt’s family continue to be extremely concerned for his welfare 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 he left the Malvern area.”

The walk in at Old Winchester Hill in Hampshire on Sunday raised cash for the Missing People charity which helps and supports the families of those who go missing.

One of West Mercia Police’s detectives Simon Lloyd travelled to Hampshire to walk ten miles with the family, friends and those that supported the ‘March for Matt’

Visit justgiving.com/fundraising/marchformattbone for more.

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