Missing man last seen in New Mills area

A Somerset man who has been reported missing was last seen in the New Mills area.

By Jonathan Dodds
Thursday, 13th March 2014, 12:09 pm
Luke Simmonds
Luke Simmonds

Luke Simmonds travelled to the Derbyshire town from his home in the Wells area to visit extended family, but left on Friday February 28 after an argument.

Police are becoming increasingly concerned for his welfare because of health issues and the fact that he left without any money, and are appealing to anyone who has seen the 30-year-old to get in touch.

Detective Sergeant Vicky Rose, of Avon and Somerset Police, said: “It is almost two weeks since Luke went missing and his family, as well as the police officers looking for him, are becoming increasingly concerned for his safety.

“Recently there have been personal issues which may have been causing him some anxiety and this might be why he has gone missing.

“If Luke sees our appeal I would ask him to get in touch with us and let us know he is ok. His family are worried about him and just want to be sure he is safe and well.”

Luke is white, around six foot tall with a stocky build, short black hair, blue eyes and a Westcountry accent. He is left handed and believed to have scarring on his chest.

He was wearing a brown suede waist-length jacket, dark blue hooded top, blue jogging trousers and dark-brown steel toe-capped boots. He was carrying a blue rucksack and a red Sainsbury’s coolbag.

Police are unsure whether he has returned to the Wells and Street area of Somerset or remained in Derbyshire. A possible sighting in Manchester is being explored, and he also has connections to Ilfracombe in Devon.

Anyone who has seen Luke since he went missing should contact Avon and Somerset Police on 101 and quote MP674/14.