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Nottinghamshire: Police search woodland for missing man

September 26, 2012, 11:57 am

Police will begin an extensive search of woodland in St Ann’s today in a hunt to find a man who has been missing for more than a month.

Lloyd McDevitt, 42, was last seen in St Ann’s on Tuesday 21 August and has not been seen or heard from since.

Police have previously appealed to the public for information but there has been no confirmed sighting of him.

He has also failed to claim his benefits for several weeks, leading his family and police to become increasingly concerned for his welfare.

A team of police officers will search a large wooded area off Ransom Road, which is near to Lloyd’s address.  Allotments off Ransom road will also be searched as part of the inquiry.

St Ann’s Inspector Mark Stanley, who is leading the investigation, said: “Lloyd is a creature of habit and tends to stick to areas he knows, so it’s possible he’s still in St Ann’s.

“It is very much out of character for him to go missing for long periods of time and to not have any contact with his family and friends. We have not ruled out the possibility that he has come to harm and we hope that the searches we will carry out in the coming days will provide some answers.

“His family is understandably extremely worried and desperately want to find him. Lloyd is very well known in the St Ann’s area and I urge anyone who has seen him, or may know where he is, to contact police immediately.”

Lloyd is of mixed race, around 5ft 11ins tall, and of slim build. He has cropped dark hair and a gold front tooth.

He can usually be found walking along Mansfield Road, Alfreton Road, and Forest Road in the city, and also likes to visit Nottingham’s Victoria Centre. He doesn’t usually use public transport and instead enjoys walking.

Police have been carrying out extensive enquiries to find him, including trawling through hours of CCTV footage and searches of local areas.

Posters publicising the missing persons appeal have also been erected in the local area.

Anyone who has seen him, or knows where he could be, is urged to contact Nottinghamshire Police on 101 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Added 21 September 2012:

The sister of a St Ann’s man who has been missing for a month has made an emotional appeal for information.

Lloyd McDevitt, 42, was last seen in St Ann’s on Tuesday 21 August 2012 and has not been seen since.

Police have previously appealed to the public for information but there has been no confirmed sighting of him.

He has also failed to claim his benefits this week, leading his family and police to become increasingly concerned for his welfare.

His sister Anne McDevitt, 41, has today spoken of her worry and distress that her brother has not yet been located.

She said: “It’s not like Lloyd to go missing from home for long periods of time and it is completely out of character.

“We just want to know he is safe and I urge anyone who has seen him to please contact police. I want Lloyd, or someone, to come forward to let us know he’s safe and well. We won’t be able to rest as a family until we know where he is.”

Mr McDevitt, is black, around 5ft 11ins tall, and of slim build. He has cropped dark hair and a gold front tooth.

He can usually be found walking along Mansfield Road, Alfreton Road, and Forest Road in the city, and also likes to visit Nottingham’s Victoria Centre. He doesn’t usually use public transport and instead enjoys walking.

Police have been carrying out extensive enquiries to find him, including trawling through hours of CCTV footage and searches of local areas.

Officers will also be putting up posters in the city appealing for information.

Anyone who has seen him, or knows where he could be, is urged to contact Nottinghamshire Police on 101 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Added 11 September 2012:

Concern is growing for a 42-year-old St Ann’s man who has been missing for more than three weeks.

Lloyd McDevitt was last seen in St Ann’s on Tuesday 21 August and was reported missing to police two days later.

Since then, police have been carrying out extensive enquiries into his whereabouts but have been unable to trace him.

Mr McDevitt, is black, around 5ft 11ins tall, and of slim build. He has cropped dark hair and has a gold front tooth.

He is known to visit Nottingham city centre.

Anyone who has seen him, or knows where he could be, is urged to contact Nottinghamshire Police on 101 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

 
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