Search for missing Eastbourne man as car found at Beachy Head

David Bishop
David Bishop

Emergency services are searching for a 62-year-old man who was reported missing from his home in Eastbourne, when he failed to return from a shopping trip yesterday (March 3).

David Bishop of Upperton Road, is known to be depressed following the return of cancer first diagnosed in 2011.

He was last seen at 9.30am at home, together with his pet Yorkshire terrier, who he was taking for a walk and shopping trip.

His white Mini car was later found parked and unattended at Beachy Head.

An extensive search for Mr Bishop has been made by police - both on the ground and by helicopter - coastguards, lifeboat crews and the Beachy Head chaplains, and hotels, taxis and other businesses have been contacted for any sightings of Mr Bishop.

He is described as a white man, 5’9”, of medium build, clean shaven with brown eyes and receding grey hair. He was last seen wearing a blue anorak, black jogging bottoms, a maroon woollen hat and brown suede shoes.

Inspector Adam Hays, of Sussex Police, said, “Search efforts along the coastline have been hampered by high tides, but these are due to resume at low water this afternoon (Wednesday).

“Meanwhile anyone who may have seen Mr Bishop or who may know of his whereabouts is asked to email or phone 101, quoting serial 829 of 3/3.”