Crimewatch appeal over man who went missing in Norfolk generates calls to police

PUBLISHED: 15:23 24 June 2017

Nigel Kedar, from Clacton, Essex, is missing. Picture: NORFOLK CONSTABULARY

Nigel Kedar, from Clacton, Essex, is missing. Picture: NORFOLK CONSTABULARY


Detectives have received fresh calls following an appeal about the disappearance of a man in Norfolk was aired on BBC One’s Crimewatch Roadshow.

Nigel Kedar from St Osyth, near Clacton, was last seen on April 4 this year, after going to visit a friend in Norwich.

The 52-year-old father and builder was last seen in the Long Stratton and Thelveton areas of Norfolk.

Earlier this week Diana Mays, Mr Kedar’s sister, made an appeal for information on the BBC show which was broadcast on Tuesday, June 20.

A police spokesman said they had since received three calls as a result of the appeal which would be looked into.

Speaking on the show Mr Kedar’s sister said “he’s loved” and “we just want him home” and urged her brother - or anyone who knows where he might be - to get in touch.

In a message to her brother, she said: “Call someone, tell them you’re okay and whatever it is he feels he can’t come home for, we’re a strong family - we can sort it. We can help him.”

She described Mr Kedar as a “hard worker” and a “family man” who was “devoted to his son” and insisted his disappearance was “completely out of character”.

Detective Chief Inspector Marie James, from the Norfolk and Suffolk Major Investigation Team (MIT), also appeared on the show, presented by former detective Rav Wilding, to appeal for information.

She said: “If anyone saw Nigel that morning in the Thelveton area, the Long Stratton area, we would urge people to come forward and help us.

“Anything, however insignificant they think that might be, please come forward and help us find Nigel for the family.”

Mr Kedar drove to Norwich in his Peugeot on April 2 for a night out with a friend and stayed at his house. He was unable to drive home the following morning, as a friend had let his tyres down due to concerns that he was unfit to drive after the amount of alcohol he had consumed.

The same day he phoned his work colleague to tell him he would not be coming to work. That evening, his family reported him missing.

Anyone with information about Mr Kedar’s whereabouts should call police on 101.

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