Sussex

Brighton pair sought in Gary Hampson missing man case

Dan Alexander and Roy Bartup
Image caption Police want to speak to Dan Alexander and Roy Bartup

Two men are being sought by police in connection with the disappearance of a Brighton father.

Gary Hampson, 42, of Portslade, has not been seen since he took his daughter home from school in January.

A murder inquiry was launched after traces of his blood were found in the garage in Brighton where he worked.

Sussex Police said they want to speak to Dan Alexander, 60, of no fixed address, and Roy Bartup, 57, of Natal Road, Brighton.

Phone turned off

Det Insp Phil Mays, of Sussex Police, said: "There are a number of people we would like to speak to who knew Gary very well, including ex-business partner Dan Alexander and his friend Roy Bartup.

"Any information, however insignificant it may seem, could help solve the mystery of Gary's disappearance and bring long-awaited relief to his family."

Image caption Gary Hampson was last seen when he collected his daughter from school in January

Police said Mr Hampson was a "devoted dad who saw his daughter three times a week without fail".

He was last seen on 6 January, when he dropped off his daughter, whom he did not live with.

He said he was going to Liverpool the next day. Police said his mobile phone has been turned off since 9 January.

A 48-year-old-man from Brighton who was arrested on suspicion of murder has been released on bail until 11 May.

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