Fresh appeal to find Arborfield Dad and sons
A RENEWED appeal to trace a man and his two sons, missing from Arborfield, has been issued by Thames Valley Police.
Michael John Cole, 43, and his two sons, Michael Lee Cole, aged eight, and Harry Cole, aged seven, were reported missing on October 2.
The last known sighting of the trio was in Grazeley on Friday, September 8, and it is believed that Michael John intended to take a train from Mortimer towards Shropshire or Wales the following day.
Police have received new information that he deals in scrap metal, so they are appealing to any scrap metal yard owners or staff to remain vigilant of anyone matching his description.
Michael John Cole is described as a white man of a medium build with short dark hair and when he was last seen had a dark beard.
Michael Lee Cole, known as Mikey, is described as a white boy of a medium build with short blond hair and blue eyes.
Harry Cole is described as a white boy of a large build with short blond hair and blue eyes.
Local Policing Area Commander for Bracknell and Wokingham, Superintendent Shaun Virtue said: “Since we published our first appeal we have had a great amount of calls from the public who have provided significant information but we have been unable to locate them.
“New information has come into us that Michael John deals in scrap metal so we would ask scrap metal yard owners and staff to be vigilant. If you see Michael John or his children please call police on 999 or if you have any information that is not urgent call 101 and quote the investigation reference number 43170291780.
“As I previously stated, we do not believe Michael John poses any immediate risk to his sons but we do have concerns for the boys’ longterm welfare.
“Although Michael John is from Aborfield he also has links to other areas in Berkshire. He also has links to Basingstoke in Hampshire, Ludlow and Shrewsbury in Shropshire, and Bridgend and Newport in Wales.”