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‘Vulnerable’ missing Gloucester man found safe and well in Croyde

By e_glanfield  |  Posted: February 15, 2013

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A ‘vulnerable’ man who was reported missing from his home in Gloucester has been found in Croyde.

Giles Burnell, 43, was reported missing from his home in the Tuffley area of Gloucester on Wednesday evening.

His wife raised the alarm after he failed to return home.

Following extensive police enquiries, Devon and Cornwall Police located Mr Burnell at a beauty spot in Croyde yesterday afternoon.

Police said he was “safe and well”.

A spokesperson for Gloucester Police said he had been classed as a ‘high risk’ missing person due his ‘vulnerable’ state.

Police said they made various enquiries to trace Mr Burnell, including carrying out telephone and bank enquiries.

It is understood police managed to locate him following sightings of his vehicle.

It is the second time Mr Burnell has been reported missing in the last six months. In November, he was reported missed after he failed to show up to work.

His next of kin were informed of his whereabouts and it is believed he has since returned to his Gloucester home.

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