Fresh ap­peal to find Ar­bor­field Dad and sons

The Wokingham Paper - - NEWS -

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.”

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