New images released in search for missing man Doug Carroll – West Berkshire
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One month on from the disappearance of Kent man Doug Carroll, officers from Thames Valley Police are today (20/5) releasing new images in a renewed appeal for help in tracing him.
The last confirmed sighting of Doug was in Kent and it is known that he then travelled to the Reading area, subsequently officers located his vehicle near the Ridgeway at Compton in West Berkshire on 21 April.
Doug is described as around 6ft 3ins tall, of slim build with brown hair and brown eyes.
He was wearing a black hooded top, a black t-shirt, black Ellesse jogging bottoms and black Vans trainers and was carrying with him a black Poker Stars rucksack.
It is also believed he may have black sunglasses with him.
He was first reported missing in Tunbridge Wells, Kent, on Tuesday 20 April and travelled to Berkshire.
Detective Inspector Roger Lamboll, based at Abingdon police station, said: “Doug’s disappearance is very out of character, and it has now been a month since we have had any confirmed sightings of him.
“Today, we are releasing two new photographs of Doug and are again appealing for the public’s help in tracing him. His family and friends are naturally extremely concerned for his welfare.
“We think when Doug left his vehicle on The Ridgeway, there was a possible sighting of him leaving on foot in the general direction of Aldworth, but there have been no confirmed sightings of him.
“I am urging anybody who was in the area of the Ridgeway around 21 April and believes that they saw Doug to please make contact with police.
“If you have any CCTV footage from the area at the time of Doug’s disappearance, please check this and if it has captured anything that may be Doug, please do get in touch with police.
“We are trying to piece together Doug’s movements after reaching The Ridgeway, but despite best efforts to locate him, or find out where he may have gone, we have been unable to do so.
“I would like to make a direct appeal to Doug, if he sees this message. You are not in any trouble whatsoever, but we want to know you are safe.
“Please contact either the police or your family to let us know where you are and that you are safe.”
Anybody who knows of Doug’s whereabouts or believe that they have seen him should call 999, or call 101 with any other information that may help to locate him, quoting reference number 43210168920.
Above, two new images of missing man Doug Carroll and, below, a bag Doug is believed to have with him