Hampshire & Isle of Wight

Divers search marina for missing Southampton man

Paul Tillyer
Image caption Police have asked other boat owners if they have seen Mr Tillyer

Police investigating the disappearance of a man in Southampton are searching the waters at a marina in the city.

Paul Tillyer, 64, who lives locally, has not been seen since leaving Margheritas restaurant in Town Quay at about 1800 GMT on 28 December.

Police have reviewed CCTV and have conducted searches around the area but have found no trace of Mr Tillyer, who has a boat moored at the marina.

A police spokesman said divers were now scouring the waters at Town Quay.

Mr Tillyer is described as 6ft 2in, of stocky build, with short grey hair and a beard.

He was wearing a blue long-sleeved top, blue jeans and was carrying a coat over his arm and an orange carrier bag.

Det Insp Gary Towse, of Hampshire Constabulary, has urged anyone who saw him after he left the restaurant to get in touch.

He said: "Mr Tillyer moored a power cruiser at Town Quay Marina and we would particularly ask boat owners who were on vessels moored at Town Quay at that time to contact us if they heard or saw anything unusual.

"We would also appeal to taxi drivers who collected or dropped off passengers in the Town Quay area that evening to contact us if they saw anyone matching Mr Tillyer's description."

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