Public appeal in search for man who went missing from West Dorset

18 May 2020
Officers carrying out enquiries to locate a man who went missing from an address in West Dorset are appealing for help from the public to find him.

Ian O’Mahoney, aged 45, had been staying at an address in Charmouth and left on Wednesday 22 April 2020. It is believed he got on a train at Axminster at around 1.30pm that day, travelling in the direction of Southampton.

Ian spoke to his family on the telephone on Tuesday 28 April 2020 and was believed to be in the Southampton area but they have not heard from him since.

He is described as white, around six feet tall and of slim build with short dark brown hair and wears glasses.

When he was last seen he was wearing a short-sleeved black polo shirt, dark blue jeans and blue Adidas trainers and was carrying a holdall bag believed to contain clothes.

Inspector Matt Chutter, of Dorset Police, said: “It is nearly a month since Ian was last seen by his family and we are keen to locate him to make sure he is safe and well.

“I would urge anyone with information as to his whereabouts, or who sees a man matching the description given, to please contact us.

“Finally, I would appeal directly to Ian if you see this to please make contact with us or your family and let us know where you are so we can ensure that you are all right.”

Anyone with information or knowledge as to Ian’s whereabouts is asked to contact Dorset Police at, via email or by calling 101, quoting occurrence number 55200067040.

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