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Wooded areas searched as bid to trace missing man is upgraded to a major investigation

PUBLISHED: 22:50 26 February 2018 | UPDATED: 11:55 27 February 2018

Paul Moore. Picture: COURTESY OF SUFFOLK POLICE

Paul Moore. Picture: COURTESY OF SUFFOLK POLICE

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Wooded areas have been searched as the bid to trace a missing 44-year-old man with links to Diss and Great Yarmouth is upgraded to a major investigation.

Paul Moore, 43, of the Ipswich area, has not been seen since around 4pm on Tuesday, February 6. Picture: SUFFOLK CONSTABULARYPaul Moore, 43, of the Ipswich area, has not been seen since around 4pm on Tuesday, February 6. Picture: SUFFOLK CONSTABULARY

Paul Moore was last seen at around 4pm on Tuesday, February 6 in the Nacton village area.

He was reported as missing to police two days later on Thursday, February 8.

Since then officers have undertaken a number of enquiries to locate him.

Extensive searches for Mr Moore were undertaken at the weekend, encompassing the Nacton foreshore area and some nearby wooded areas as well asalso sections of Orwell Country Park.

Officers were assisted by Suffolk Lowland Search and Rescue and HM Coastguard.

Police have been continuing searches today.

Enquiries are on-going to establish his last known movements. Whilst it remains a missing person enquiry, the major investigation team is now supervising the investigation and are working to establish the circumstances around his disappearance.

It has now been confirmed that Mr Moore was wearing white trainers, grey jogging bottoms and a distinctive grey hooded top with pink flowers when he was last seen.

Mr Moore is described as white, 6ft tall, of stocky build and with mousy hair.

Police and family members remain concerned for Mr Moore’s welfare. Officers are also appealing for any members of the public who may have been in and around the car park areas of the Shore Lane or Orwell Country Park on Tuesday, February 6 to get in touch.

A man aged in his 30s from the Ipswich area who was arrested on Sunday, February 25 in connection with the inquiry has now been released under investigation whilst police enquires continue.

Anyone with information regarding Mr Moore’s whereabouts or thinks they have seen a man matching the description given is asked to contact Suffolk Police on 101. Alternatively contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or through their online form at www.crimestoppers-uk.org

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