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Police re-appeal to trace missing man one year after his disappearance in Malvern

Officers are re-appealing in hope of finding missing Matthew Bone, who travelled from Portsmouth to the Midlands.

Matthew's last known whereabouts were Malvern Hills on Thursday 8 March 2018, he then checked in to the Stanbrook Abbey Hotel, Callow End, Malvern on Friday 9 March 2018. He has not been seen or heard from since this date.

Matthew was reported missing on Sunday 11 March 2018 and a joint search was carried out of Stanbrook Abbey and its grounds by Police and Fire services in the week commencing 12 March 2018 however Matthew was not found. We are releasing a new CCTV images from the Stanbrook Abbey Hotel and re-releasing the image from his family in hope someone may recognise him.

Matt Bone _clothing

The 27-year-old is described as white, around 5ft 7in tall, of slim build, with brown hair and bluey/grey coloured eyes.

Matthew is believed to have been wearing a dark green woollen jumper, beige hiking trousers and dark brown walking boots when he went missing.

Matthew's family would like anyone with any information to get in touch with 101, they said: "Matt went missing a year ago, and for us as his parents, that year has been spent in an ambiguous state of both hope and despair.

"There is really no way to come to terms with how a much-loved son and brother has simply vanished without trace and not knowing what has happened to Matt continues to be incredibly difficult for the whole family.

"We would ask people in the area of Callow End to think back to this time last year and recall any items of information, no matter how small, that might help in the continued search for Matt. He is by nature a sociable character and we feel that someone, somewhere, will have spoken to Matt during his visit to the area. He always liked to ask people about themselves, their interests and places they had visited, and may have followed up any recommendations offered."

Detective Simon Lloyd said: "Our officers and Matthew's family are increasingly concerned for his welfare, Matthew has not been seen for a considerable time now and we are urging anyone who may have any information about his whereabouts to come forward. At this time we have no information to suggest Matthew left the Malvern area.

"Anyone who sees Matt or has any information about his whereabouts is asked to call West Mercia Police on 101 quoting incident number 410S of 11 March or confidentially call the Missing People Charity on 116 000."

Please watch the full video appeal here:

Issued: 4.15pm, Monday 4 March, MC, Corpoate Communications



Published 04/03/19