Search for missing man and child

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POLICE are searching for a man and child who have gone missing from a campsite at Alderwasley.

A force spokesman said that on the afternoon of Easter Sunday Sunday, April 24, a man arrived at the Hankin Farm campsite, in New Road, and paid staff for two nights of camping, telling them he and his young son would be staying in a tent.

He pitched a two-man tent but has not been seen since. He did not arrive in a vehicle and his tent, containing two sleeping bags, camping equipment and prescription drugs, was left behind.

The man, who told staff his name was Mr Addison, is white with a tanned complexion and in his mid-40s. He has very short dark hair and is about 5ft 7ft tall. He was clean shaven and he wore a dark blue tracksuit jacket and jeans. Staff did not see his son.

Since the man was reported missing on Sunday, May 1, police have circulated his description to other forces, checked local hospitals and nearby campsites and carried out area searches.

Police are urging Mr Addison, or anyone with information as to his whereabouts, to contact officers on 0345 123 3333.