Diplomat vanishes on village jog
A BRITISH diplomat who hosted the Duke of Sussex during a tour of Nepal has gone missing after leaving home for a run.
The Foreign Office said it was extremely worried about Richard Morris, 52, who has not been seen since he went jogging in his home village of Bentley near Farnham, Hants, on the morning of May 6.
A Foreign Office spokesperson said: “Richard is a much valued and well-liked colleague.We are extremely worried that he is missing and we all hope he will be found safe and well soon.”
The married father of three was the ambassador to Nepal between 2015 and November 2019 and accompanied Harry during his tour of the country in 2016.
Prior to that he was head of the Pacific department in the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and has held senior diplomatic posts including in Australia and Mexico.
Appealing for the public’s help in finding Mr Morris, Hampshire police released a description of him.
The spokesman said: “Richard is around 6ft, with greying hair and a beard. He has a port birthmark on his face.
“He was last seen wearing a blue long sleeved top with a half zip, black shorts, and blue trainers.”
A government website said: “He married Alison in 1992 and they have one daughter and two sons. He enjoys long-distance running, reading, travel, music and spending time with his family.”
Richard with Harry in 2016