Don't miss a story sign up to the North Devon Gazette's FREE daily newsletter CLICK HERE

Photo: Widespread search for missing man from Swimbridge

12:23 11 February 2014

Police are searching for Christopher Barrow.

Police are searching for Christopher Barrow.

Archant

Police helicopter scrambled in search for man reported missing from his home in Swimbridge yesterday (Mon).

A POLICE helicopter has been scrambled in the search for a man reported missing from Barnstaple yesterday (Mon) afternoon.

Christopher Barrow, 55, was reported missing from his home in Swimbridge at around 1.30pm yesterday.

Police are concerned for his welfare and spent the night searching a widespread area with a number of local units and the helicopter until ‘late into the night’

The search picked up again this morning with the helicopter up at around 7.30am.

Teams including the Dartmoor Search and Rescue are now focusing the search on the Venn Quarry area.

Mr Barrow is described as being white, 5ft 10ins tall and of slim build. He is clean shaven and has cropped brown hair. He was last seen wearing a red top, blue jeans, tan-coloured work boots and possibly a green jacket.

He disappeared on foot with his pet dog, a long-haired dark-coloured lurcher.

A spokesman police urged anyone who has seen a man of this description or with any information to contact 999 immediately quoting log 510 of February 10.

0 comments

Other News Stories

15:54
The first turbine is hoisted into place at Batsworthy Cross, near South Molton. Picture: Submitted

Stormy weather holds up progress bur engineers say wind farm could be operational by the end of summer

Read more
14:55
Some care homes have been ranked below par by the CQC

Almost half of homes inspected since November 2014 classed as ‘requires improvement’ or ‘inadequate’

Read more
42 minutes ago
North Devon Magistrates' Court.

Barnstaple’s crown court service - one of 86 to be axed across the UK - has not been used since 2012.

Read more
14:08
Cheyne car park can be lashed by winter storms. Picture: Aaron Collins.

Ilfracombe seafront car park could come under town control

Read more
13:24
Paula Byrom, Patricia Shepherd and Roger Byrom with the polio appeal crocuses.

Get your purple crocus now to show your support for the End Polio Now campaign this month

Read more
Storm Imogen batters the promenade at Westward Ho! on Monday afternoon. Picture: Graham Hobbs

Met Office issues a yellow weather warning for North Devon on Saturday.

Read more
Rob Braddick in front of the new caravans. Picture: Sarah Howells

Rob Braddick says bookings for 2016 are up on last year as he completes £800,000 investment in new caravans in Westward Ho! park.

Read more

Two Ford cars involved in collision this morning (Thursday) near Barnstaple Premier Inn.

Read more

Two cars collided on the Link Road near South Molton this morning (Thursday).

Read more
Yesterday, 17:20
North Devon Council has welcomed news of extra rural funding from central government.

Local councils are set to receive more central government support to help ease the effects of funding cuts between now and 2020.

Read more

Local Weather

Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 6°C

min temp: 3°C

Most Read News

Great British Life

Great British Life

Useful Links

Advertise in the paper
Submit a Story
Subscribe to the paper
Competitions
North Devon Football League
Order Photos
Family notices
iwitness24
Facebook
Twitter
Google Plus Page
Reader Travel

Family Notices 24

Read Online

Image
Read the North Devon Gazette e-edition E-edition
HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

Local business directory

North Devon's trusted business finder

Find planning applications