Missing man may be in Eastbourne

Missing Douglas Gardner SUS-140818-092301001
Missing Douglas Gardner SUS-140818-092301001

A man who has gone missing from his home in Scaynes Hill may be in the Eastbourne area.

Douglas Gardner, 48, hasn’t been since 7.45am on Thursday, August 14, but is believed to have left home around 9.30am. His car has been located near Beachy Head, but a search of the area, including an aerial sweep by helicopter, has not located him.

Inspector Jon Greetham said, “Along with his family and friends, we are very concerned for Doug and we would like to hear from anyone who has seen him or saw his silver Ford Galaxy arriving at the car park at Beachy Head. Eastbourne and the surrounding coastline has been very busy with the Airbourne event over the last few days and we are also asking visitors to the airshow if they have seen him.

“Doug is white, of slight build, with short brown hair and may be wearing a maroon sweatshirt and blue jeans.

“If you see him or know of his whereabouts, please email Sussex Police at 101@sussex.pnn.police.uk or call 101 quoting serial 426 of 14/08. If he is in danger or in need of medical attention, please dial 999 immediately.”