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Runners urged to come forward as search for missing Bentley diplomat continues

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Runners urged to come forward as search for missing Bentley diplomat continues

Published by the Eagle Radio News Team at 4:24pm 19th May 2020.

Hampshire Police are asking runners to come forward as the search for a missing diplomat from Bentley continues.  

52 year old Richard Morris was last seen on the morning of 6 May when he left his home to go for a run. 

A number of sightings of runners on that day have been reported to the police and officers need to narrow these down to ones that were Richard.

Any man who was running in Bentley and the surrounding areas, between 10am and 4pm on 6 May is asked to contact the police. 

Richard Morris missing

Officers will take a description of you, your clothing and details of your running route.

It is believed that Richard was running in the local area on 6 May and officers have been carrying out searches in locations he is known to go.

Last week, the force sent in specialist officers to search a forest near to where he went missing.

Dog teams, a marine unit, a helicopter and horses were also used to search the forest which is part of the South Downs national park near Farnham.

Richard is described as

  • White
  • Greying hair
  • A beard.
  • He also has a distinctive birth mark on his face.
  • Helast seen wearing a blue, long-sleeved top, which had a half zip, black shorts and blue trainers.

If you have information that can help with the search, or if you are an adult man who was out running that day call 101 and quote the reference 44200160398.