Son appeals for missing dad to get in contact

Devon and Cornwall Policw
(Last Updated On: April 6, 2017)

Update: James Thompson has been found safe and well.

Police have released CCTV of a missing Plymouth man today, 31st March 2017.

James Thompson, 51 has not been seen since 7th March and his family and police are growing increasingly concerned for his welfare.

His son, James Thompson has asked for his dad to get in touch: “I’m really concerned about my father; he’s been missing for a long time now and his family wants him back where he belongs. If he’s out there he will need help.

“Dad, if you are reading this, please get in contact so we know you are safe”.

New CCTV footage released today is believed to be the last confirmed sightings of Mr Thompson. The footage shows Mr. Thompson on the forecourt of Asda petrol station on Exeter Street in Plymouth on 7th March at around 5.10am, then heads towards Cattedown roundabout.

A police spokesperson said: “We are desperate to hear from anyone who saw him or spoke to him on the 7th March, plus anyone with any information about Mr. Thompson’s whereabouts.

“He is known to have previously slept rough, so we are appealing to dog walkers who frequent places such as Lopwell Dam and Plymbridge Woods to keep their eyes open.

“If you see a tent, or some temporary shelter, please inform the police who can make enquiries.”

James is 51-years-old and described as white, 5ft 7in tall of slim build with greying, short dark hair. He was wearing a dark hooded coat with grey trousers, dark coloured shoes and was carrying a red plastic ‘bag for life’ style bag.

If you know of the whereabouts of James Thompson or have any information that can help police with their enquiries, please call 999 quoting log 411 of 12 March 2017.

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