Appeal to find missing Henstead man Charles Samuel Watson renewed as trail runs cold

18:31 12 April 2012

Police are appealing for help in tracing 25-year-old Charles Samuel Watson from Henstead who went missing on a night out in Great Yarmouth in the early hours of Monday, April 9.

Police are appealing for help in tracing 25-year-old Charles Samuel Watson from Henstead who went missing on a night out in Great Yarmouth in the early hours of Monday, April 9.


Fears for the welfare of a man who went missing after a friend’s stag night in Great Yarmouth on Easter Monday are growing, as police confirmed the trail has run cold.

An appeal to find Charles Samuel Watson, known to his family and friends as Sam, was renewed tonight.

The 25-year-old last seen in the early hours of Easter Monday when he split up from his friends.

Mr Watson, of Henstead, Suffolk, had been due to stay with friends but did not show up, and police have been trawling CCTV footage and have deployed search parties to find his car since he was reported missing on Tuesday.

He was last seen at around 2am to 2.30am on Easter Monday in Caesars Bar, Marine Parade.

And officers say they have no information to suggest why Mr Watson changed his plans, but believe he is still in the Great Yarmouth area.

Detective Inspector Sarah Pettengell told the EDP: “We know he changed his mind for some reason and then the trail goes cold.

“Speaking to his family and friends, it’s completely out of character.

“We’re not aware of any vulnerability. He had consumed alcohol so that makes him vulnerable, but we’re not aware of any issues that would lead him to go missing.

“I think the other group were intending to call it a night but he carried on.”

Police believe Mr Watson - who was on a stag night but was not the groom - may be with the car he drove to Great Yarmouth in.

It is described as a silver VW Golf registration AY07 MGV, and officers are appealing for any sightings of this vehicle.

Famnily liaison officers met with Mr Watson’s family - including his mother, father and sister - last night to build a better picture of him.

He had been on a stag do in Yarmouth on Sunday night but split up from his friends around 2am to 2.30am on Easter Monday.

He was due to stay with another friend in the town but contacted them around 2.15am to say he was not going to stay over, and has not been seen since.

Mr Watson is described as white, around 5ft 10ins tall, of slim build with short dark brown hair and green eyes. At the time he went missing he was wearing a checked shirt, blue jeans, dark Superdry jacket and brown boots.

Anyone who may have seen him since the early hours of Monday or anyone with information about where he is now should call police on 101.

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