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Essex: Widespread search for missing man from Chelmsford area
4:52pm Saturday 4th August 2012 in News
Police are appealing for information following concerns for the welfare of a man who is missing from the Chelmsford area.
A widespread search is being carried out across woods and farmland around Writtle and to the west of Chelmsford, in an attempt to find 38-year-old Adam Holgate.
The search started shortly after 6.45am this morning when Mr Holgate’s black Sea Ibiza car was found abandoned on a farm track off the mini roundabout at the junction of Roxwell Road and Lordship Road.
The Essex Police helicopter and police dogs have been helping along with volunteers from Lowland Search and Rescue Team.
Inspector Mark Abbott said: "We are extremely worried for Mr Holgate’s safety and urge anyone who has seen him or know where he might have gone to contact us urgently.
"We know that Mr Holgate had been facing difficulties recently and over the past few weeks he had been living in his car. The fact that the car appeared to have been abandoned suddenly, with the engine still running, gives us great concern for Mr Holgate’s welfare.”
Mr Holgate is 5ft 9in tall, of average build, and has blue eyes and a large mole on his upper lip.
Anyone with information should contact officers at Chelmsford on 101.