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Specialist underwater search begins in River Trent for missing Newark man who has not been seen for over two weeks




A specialist underwater search has begun for a missing man who has not been seen for over two weeks.

Nottinghamshire Police are to undertake the search for Michal Krysztofcyzk in the River Trent today (Monday) and Tuesday.

The 27-year-old was reported missing from Cross Street, Newark, on November 18, and police are growing increasingly concerned for his welfare.

Have you seen Michal? (22468314)
Have you seen Michal? (22468314)

Though it is not known exactly when he was last seen, it is likely to have been around November 9.

The searches are due to take place between North Muskham and the Newark A46 bypass depending on the strength of the current and weather conditions.

Officers' search efforts will be supported by the Nottinghamshire search and rescue team who will be combing river banks while underwater searches take place.

River search begins as missing Newark man not seen for over two weeks. (22458847)
River search begins as missing Newark man not seen for over two weeks. (22458847)

Sergeant Ian Birkin from Notts Police’s missing from home team said: “Our officers have real concerns for Michal, who we have had very few sightings of since he was reported missing to us.

“The searches of the river are being carried out as a precaution and we have been in close contact with Michal’s family to support them, and ensure they are aware of our activity during what must be a heart-breaking time for them.

“I would urge anyone with any information about Michal ­— no matter how insignificant they think it may seem ­— to contact Nottinghamshire Police as soon as possible.”

Michal is described as white, of slim build and has a bald head.

He is a Polish national who previously suffered burns that has left him with distinctive scarring to his face, ears and hands.

It is not known what Michal was wearing when he was last seen.

Anyone who has seen Michal since November 9 is asked to call Notts Police as soon as possible on 101, quoting incident number 350 of November 18.

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