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National search for David Le-Man who went missing in Skegness

By East Lindsey Target  |  Posted: February 13, 2013

  • STILL MISSING: David Le-Man from Skegness went missing while taking his dog for a walk on Monday, February 4.

  • SEARCH CONTINUES: Members of the community, Lincolnshire Police and agencies such as the Coastguard and Lincolnshire Community Assistance Team have been searching for David Le-Man. Photo: David Nutt.

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A NATIONAL search has now started to help find a man who went missing over a week ago.

The community of Skegness has pulled together during the last week with volunteers turning out to help find David Le-Man who went missing from the Gibraltar Point area of Skegness on Monday, February 4.

Mr Le-Man parked his car in South Parade car park and took his dog Millie for a walk.

Millie was found later that day with her lead attached but David was missing.

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As well as an extensive search by Lincolnshire Police, David's family, friends and members of the public have rallied together searching the area to help find him.

Leaflet drops and house-to-house enquiries have also been made.

Mr Le-Man's wife, Sally, told the Target: "The search is continuing every day to help find David. It is now going more inland and we had some reported sightings in Grantham and Boston but they were not David.

"A national search has now started with the support of missing person agencies and across all police forces.

"We ask people to think back to see if they remember seeing David and report any sightings.

"We have been overwhelmed by the support we have received from people wanting to help."

Mrs Le-Man said her husband always went for long walks with their dog whenever he had a day off from his job as a security officer at Pilgrim Hospital in Boston.

He is also a lifeguard at the Embassy Swimming Pool and was previously a police officer.

Mrs Le-Man also wants to clarify what her husband was wearing that day. He was wearing a bright blue Nike T-shirt – the Nike logo is small – dark blue denim jeans and grey trainers.

Mr Le-Man's sister-in-law, Abigail Taylor, said they are appealing for information to help piece together Mr Le-Man's movements.

She said: "We have had a sighting of him walking back down South Parade which would have been absolutely normal. He would regularly park in the car park, turn right and walk for miles with Millie.

"There is nothing unusual about that day – it is something he would regularly do on a day off, walk for miles with Millie. He loves it."

The Mayor of Skegness, Councillor Mark Anderson said his thoughts and prayers are with Mr Le-Man's family.

He said: "It is nice to see the community come together in searching for Mr Le-Man. The Skegness community has always been like this. They go that extra mile to help others in their community."

Mr Le-Man is of mixed race with a shaved head and is approximately six feet tall.

If you can help with any information, call Lincolnshire Police on 101.

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