Police renew appeal for Bridlington man six years after he went missing

Police searching for a Yorkshire Coast man who disappeared six years ago are renewing their appeal for information.

Tuesday, 8th December 2020, 11:21 am
Updated Tuesday, 8th December 2020, 11:28 am

Damion Vernon left Bridlington on December 8, 2014, and has not been seen since.

Officers are urging anyone who knows anything about his disappearance or where he is to come forward.

They say they completed all lines of enquiry in June 2015 and there have been no new leads.

Damion was travelling in a blue Vauxhall Corsa.

Senior Investigating Officer in the case, Detective Superintendent Matt Baldwin, said: "The past six years have been an extremely difficult time for Damion’s family and we still are no further on in finding out what has happened to Damion.

“Despite conducting large area searches and completing extensive lines of enquiry since the time of Damion’s disappearance, we are no clearer to understanding what has happened to him.

"The media played a huge part in our appeals at the time, however every avenue has drawn a blank.

“There is no suggestion that criminal activity led to Damion going missing and we are keeping an open mind about his disappearance and the case will be kept open as a long term missing person enquiry."

Damion Vernon

Damion was 32 at the time he went missing and lived at Headlands Close, Bridlington.

He was reported missing at 5.28pm on Tuesday, December 9, 2014, and was last seen the previous day.

He is reported to have travelled to Wakefield on Monday, December 8, 2014 in a blue Vauxhall Corsa, registration number YH51 FLL.

Investigations have not found any sightings of Damion since he left his vehicle on Sycamore Street in Wakefield.

He is described as white, 6ft tall with a slim build and short wavy light brown hair.

Damion or anyone who knows his whereabouts should contact Humberside Police on telephone number 101 referring to log 438 of December 9, 2014.

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