Dorset

Fears for missing Lithuanian Jurij Sliachtecov in Dorset

Jurij Sliachtecov
Image caption Jurij Sliachtecov told his girlfriend she would never see him again

Police say they are "gravely concerned" for a Lithuanian national who has gone missing in Dorset.

Police believe Jurij Sliachtecov, 21, of St. Peters Road in Bournemouth, may have "come to harm".

He was reported missing on 1 May and last seen two days earlier. He took his passport but has not returned to Lithuania.

Officers said that in his last conversation with his girlfriend he told her "she would not see him again".

Mr Sliachtecov also left his English bank cards and clothes behind.

'Crimewatch' appeal

Pc Craig Jeffery, of Bournemouth police, said: "His friends originally believed that he may have returned to his native Lithuania.

"After contact with Jurij's family in Lithuania it has been established he has not returned to his family.

"Naturally, his family are extremely concerned that he may have come to some harm.

"His family have stated that Jurij has now featured in the national press, including the Lithuanian equivalent of Crimewatch, and that they have been advised by the authorities that he has not entered the country.

"He also failed to contact his grandmother, who he considers his mother, on the Lithuanian equivalent of Mothers' day on 1 May - this is something he has never missed before."

Jurij is white, of Eastern European appearance, 5ft 6ins, of slim build, clean shaven and has short brown hair.

He normally wears jeans and a T-shirt.

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