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Police searching for missing teacher hope to jog memories

PCSO Nicola Bowman and Sgt Paul Dent Durham Police Search Advisor, at the Blackhall Rocks picnic site a week after Durham teacher Mark Bushnell was last seen walking away from the car park

PCSO Nicola Bowman and Sgt Paul Dent Durham Police Search Advisor, at the Blackhall Rocks picnic site a week after Durham teacher Mark Bushnell was last seen walking away from the car park

POLICE searching for missing teacher Mark Bushnell have handed out leaflets to coastal visitors in a bid to jog memories of potential sightings of him.

Officers were stationed at a picnic area car park in Blackhall Rocks speaking to members of the public who frequent the area where Mr Bushnell’s car was found last week.

They handed out flyers emblazoned with the deputy head teacher’s photograph.

Searches were also carried out over the weekend in the Crimdon Dene and Blackhall Rocks areas in a bid to trace the 50-year-old.

The dad-of-three, a former teacher at Hartlepool Sixth Form College, has not been seen since lunchtime last Sunday, March 9, and his wife, Joanna, reported him missing the same evening after he had been away from the home for several hours and she couldn’t contact him.

Inspector Dave Coxon, who was co-ordinating the police actions over the weekend, said Mr Bushnell’s concerned family are “realistic” about the possibility of finding him.

 
 
 

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