A year ago this week, David Samuel Paul Jones – known as Paul – went missing from Newcastle Emlyn in Carmarthenshire. Dyfed Powys Police have launched a new poster campaign to try to find him.
Paul was last seen in Newcastle Emlyn town centre on December 8 2010. His disappearance led to widespread searches around the area, but he’s still not been found, and no information has come forward to suggest where he might be.
“My brother had a lot of problems before he disappeared, and he was hanging around with new people, which may have contributed to his disappearance,” said Jonathan Jones, Paul’s brother. “This has had a devastating impact on his family and friends and it’s the not hearing anything which is difficult to handle. So if anyone knows anything, please get in touch.”
“We’re hoping that this first anniversary might lead someone to come forward with information that can help us find him,” said Sergeant Simon Wright. “His disappearance was out of character, and despite our exhaustive efforts we’ve not been able to find out what has happened to him.
“He may have left the area, someone may have seen him and not come forward to date or perhaps someone has information they just haven’t thought is relevant but it could help us solve this mystery.”
He is described as white, with short dark hair, and stands about six foot tall. He has various tattoos, including “RAVE” tattooed on his left hand and “ACID” on his right, a Celtic pattern on the top of his back and a dragon on his chest.
If anyone has information which they think may help, please contact police at Newcastle Emlyn station on 101, the non emergency telephone number.
The charity Missing People says around 250,000 go missing in the UK every year. 16 people who have gone missing in Wales are publicised on the “Join the Search” section of their website.