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Concern grows for missing Tiverton man

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Police searching for a missing Tiverton man have released CCTV footage in the hope that someone may have seen him.


Robin Prescott, 49, has not been seen since 6am on Thursday 13 December when he left home in Burlescombe to travel to work in Wellington, Somerset.


It is thought that he took the 7.38am train from Taunton to Penzance on that Thursday morning. Police found his car abandoned at Taunton railway station.


Police are investigating a sighting of a man matching Mr Prescott’s description getting off the train at Liskeard at 9.50am later that morning.

Robin is close to his family and is described as being a loner, keeping himself to himself. This type of behaviour is out of character and his family and police are becoming increasingly concerned for him.


His sister Pamela said: “Robin we are concerned for you. Christmas is a time for families to be together. You have done nothing wrong and we are missing you. Please phone home or contact the police and let us know you are safe; just dial 101.”


Devon and Cornwall Police are appealing for members of the public, particularly in the Liskeard and Cornwall area, who may have seen Robin to contact them urgently.


Police have released CCTV footage in the hope that someone may have seen him. The footage at shows Mr Prescott at work the day before he disappeared and frequenting a betting shop in the same week.


Robin is described as being 5ft 9ins tall, of slim build, with collar length grey to light brown hair, and a moustache. He was last seen wearing black trousers with a distinctive white and black chequered quilted shirt/jacket which is shown in the CCTV footage, and he was carrying a small white bag.

Anyone who has seen him or has any information is urged to contact police on 101, quoting reference 0758 of 131212.

Release date: 24/12/2012 09:30

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