Public appeal to trace Stevenage man missing for 11 years

A public appeal has been launched to trace Paul Martin, who was last seen in Stevenage 11 years ago

A public appeal has been launched to trace Paul Martin, who was last seen in Stevenage 11 years ago - Credit: Archant

A public appeal has been launched in a bid to trace a man who has not been seen for 11 years.

Paul Martin was reported missing by his family in February this year but has not been seen since November 2002 when he left the family home in Beane Avenue, Stevenage.

The 49-year-old, who was known to many by his nickname ‘Spike’, is described as a white man who is around 6ft tall. He was of a stocky build when last seen.

Mr Martin had travelled the country working as a carpenter, scaffolder, window and shop fitter.

Detective Inspector Fraser Wylie said: “When Paul left home, he may have thought he was in trouble with the police. I would like to reassure him that he is not and to contact police.


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“Officers have been making enquiries to trace Paul since February. However, I would like to make appeals to him and the wider public to help find him. Paul, if you are reading or hearing this appeal please contact police. Your family want to hear from you to know you are alright. I would also appeal to anyone who may know where Paul has been or where he is now.”

Anyone with any information on the whereabouts of Mr Martin should contact Hertfordshire Constabulary on non-emergency number 101.

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