Police are 'gravely concerned' for the welfare of missing Skegness man David Le-Man

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By MarieW | Tuesday, February 05, 2013, 10:47

UPDATE: Police continue to investigate several lines of enquiry in connection with missing Skegness man, David Le-Man, 51. Posters have been displayed in the town and flyers distributed.

Police remain gravely concerned for Mr Le-Man's welfare and renew their appeal for anyone who saw him or his dog, Millie, on Monday, February 4, or any time since, to contact them on 101.

UPDATE: A week on from when he was last seen, Police are renewing appeals in relation to missing Skegness man, David Le-Man.

An extensive land search of the beach and saltmarsh area around Gibraltar Point was concluded last week but other lines of enquiry are being actively followed.

 Leaflet drops and house-to-house enquiries have taken place in Skegness Streets, with members of the public asked to think back and contact Police if they saw David, or his dog Millie, last Monday or at any time since then.

A Family Liaison Officer is providing dedicated support to the immediate family.

UPDATE:  Members of the public are being urged to leave searches of Skegness' saltmarsh areas to professionals and focus on garden sheds and outbuildings in the search for missing man David Le-Man.

As members of the public join Mr Le-Man's family, including daughter Savannah Le-Man and sister-in-law Abigail Taylor, in the search police are reminding people that searches of the saltmarsh areas near Gibraltar Point are dangerous and should be left to the professional teams which are experienced at searching in these areas.

Members of the public have been told they can best help by checking their sheds and outbuildings or anywhere that Mr Le-Man may have taken shelter.

Meanwhile, a Facebook page has been set up by Mr Le-Man's family to help co-ordinate safe public searches. Today it will cover the South Parade coastal area.

Speaking this morning, Mr Le-Man's daughter Savannah said: "Such a brilliant turn out. All the family really do appreciate everybody coming out to help find my dad thankyou so so much.

"We do not know what we would have done without you all, please keep encouraging people to come down. The more eyes the better. Thank you again."

Police have confirmed the last sighing of Mr Le-Man was at 4pm on Monday and that his dog, Millie, was found near the boat compound on Princes Parade at midnight.

Although he was originally thought to have been wearing jeans and a hooded jacket when he went missing, it is now thought Mr Le-Man thought he was wearing tracksuit bottoms and a blue T-shirt.

ORIGINAL STORY: Concern is mounting for a man missing from Skegness since Monday (February 4) morning.

David Leman, 51, parked his car in South Parade car park on Monday morning and took his dog, Millie, for a walk. Millie was found later that day with her lead attached but Mr Leman is missing.

He is of mixed race, about 6ft tall with a shaven head. His clothing has not been confirmed but is thought to have been jeans and a hooded jacket.

The Coastguard helicopter and search teams have been searching. Louth Search and Rescue Dogs also assisted the search.

Police would like to hear from any dog walkers who may have seen Mr Leman and Millie Monday morning. Millie is a black dog with a white patch on her chest. She was wearing a red collar.

* Anyone with information can contact Lincolnshire Police on 101.



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