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Police "saddened" to conclude physical search for missing man


Wednesday 12 April 2023

Police "saddened" to conclude physical search for missing man

Wednesday 12 April 2023

A senior police officer has expressed his sadness in concluding the “physical” stage of the search for missing man Thomas Frost - but has pledged to keep the wider investigation open.

On the two-month anniversary of the 51-year-old's disappearance from his parents’ home in St. Ouen on Sunday 12 February, Police have issued an update regarding the investigation, which has included the use of divers and an aerial search.

Acting Superintendent Craig Jackson said: “States of Jersey Police and all of the agencies involved in the search are saddened that, despite our best efforts, we have been unable to locate Thomas and bring him home to his family.

“We have worked with our search counterparts from Guernsey, Avon and Somerset Police, Jersey Search and Rescue and many other agencies using specialist dive teams and dog units.

“All proportionate and feasible physical search opportunities have been examined to the best of our ability, including numerous areas of dense vegetation.”

Standalone. Police divers from the UK search underwater whilst a boat covered the surface at Val de La Mare reservoir in the search for missing person Thomas Frost Picture: JON GUEGAN.

Pictured: a team of divers searched Val de la Mare reservoir as part of the search for Thomas Frost. (Jon Guegan)

Mr Frost's family had been consulted regularly during the investigation, with specialist officers providing support and explaining the decisions made regarding the search, Acting Supt. Jackson said.

He added: “I’d like to reiterate that the investigation remains ongoing and ask members of the public to remain observant when out and about and report anything that may be helpful to the enquiry.”

Mr Frost is described as 5ft 10ins tall, of medium build with greying hair. Police believe that when he left his parents' house near L'Etacq he may have been barefoot, wearing a crimson t-shirt underneath a navy shirt with white buttons and navy jeans, possibly with a light grey hoodie on top.

Anyone who has any information is asked to call Police on 612612, selecting option 2 and then option 4.


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