VIDEO: Police concern for missing man, extensive search operation ongoing
Police are growing increasingly concerned for the safety of a missing Plymouth man, Desmond White.
Desmond is described as male, white, aged 45, 5’8” tall, of slim build, usually wearing jeans and a T-shirt.
Desmond was last seen in the Ernesettle Lane area, Ernesettle, Plymouth, near to the Vi-Spring factory yesterday morning, Thursday.
An extensive search operation for Desmond was carried out late into the night and resumed this morning.
Police searching for Desmond White have appealed to a “good Samaritan” who hooked a carrier bag of snack bars on a tree branch in Ernesettle.
Missing person search manager, Sergeant Ryan Canning said he was hoping the member of the public could assist the police with the exact location in which the bag was found.
He said: “At the time he was reported missing a carrier bag with some snack bars in it was found hooked onto a tree in the area he was last seen by the water treatment works on a footpath along Ernesettle Lane.
“We believe it was probably hooked on the tree by a member of the public who thought somebody had lost the bag and has then done the good Samaritan thing picked it up and put it on a branch. We are asking for that person to come forward so we can identify exactly where the bag was found.”
If you know anything about the carrier bag with the snack bars in it, please contact the police by calling 101 quoting log number 0470 120913.