POLICE carried out an early-morning search of a caravan as part of the investigation into the disappearance of Hartlepool man Darren Waller.
Officers carried out a search at around 7.30am today after a member of the public reported they believed someone matching Darren’s description was possibly living in a caravan within a storage unit in the town’s Unsworth Road.
The search, which involved the Cleveland Police helicopter, Darren was not found and nothing was uncovered to indicate he had been using a caravan on the site, which contains a number of caravans.
Officers would like to thank the member of the public for coming forward and are urging other people to get in touch if they think they might have seen Darren.
They are also asking residents to look in outbuildings, greenhouses, or other storage units to see if there may be indications that someone has used it as shelter.
Detective Inspector Anne-Marie Salwey, of Hartlepool Police, said: “This search shows that we will react to possible sightings of Darren in order to see that he is safe and well, whilst continuing to proactively investigate other lines of enquiry.”
Darren was last seen at an address in the Rossmere area of the town on Sunday, January 9, at around 5.30pm.
He is described as 5ft 8ins-tall, white, with a shaved head and tattoos on his hands and arms.
He was last seen wearing a blue coloured sweater, dark blue jeans or bottoms and trainers and had an earring in his left ear.
Anyone with any information is asked to contact Cleveland Police on (01642) 326326.