Land and water searches completed for missing Dean Tate

PUBLISHED: 15:21 09 March 2018 | UPDATED: 15:21 09 March 2018

Dean Tate. Picture: Avon and Somerset Constabulary

Dean Tate. Picture: Avon and Somerset Constabulary

Avon and Somerset Constabulary

Police are encouraging people who may have information about missing man Dean Tate to come forward, as the search for him has continued into the second week.

Dean Tate. Picture: Avon and Somerset ConstabularyDean Tate. Picture: Avon and Somerset Constabulary

The 40-year-old from Highbridge was last seen in TA8 Bistro in Pier Street, Burnham-on-Sea, at around 2am on February 24.

Searches have been carried out on land and water, with police working alongside the coastguard, RNLI and fire service during the past fortnight.

Detective Inspector Richard Horsfall said: “We are doing everything we can to find Dean and are keeping his partner and family updated fully informed with our progress.

Dean Tate. Picture: Avon and Somerset ConstabularyDean Tate. Picture: Avon and Somerset Constabulary

“I know they are extremely grateful for all the support shown by members of the public and have taken great comfort in the affection in which Dean is clearly held.

“I’d like to thank members of the public who have called in with information along with local businesses who have provided us with CCTV from the night of Friday, February 23 and of the early hours of the following morning.

“Without their help we would not have the lines of enquiry we do which we are actively following up.

Dean Tate. (Picture: Avon and Somerset Constabulary)Dean Tate. (Picture: Avon and Somerset Constabulary)

“Local neighbourhood offices will be in the Pier Street/Marine Parade area of Burnham tonight and I’d encourage anyone who was out a fortnight ago, who hasn’t yet spoken to police, to approach them.”

Detectives continue to examine CCTV footage and review witness statements.

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