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Hunt for missing teacher continues one week on

PCSO Nicola Bowman and Sgt Paul Dent Durham Police Search Advisor, at the Blackhall Rocks picnic site a week after Durham teacher Mark Bushnell was last seen walking away from the car park.

PCSO Nicola Bowman and Sgt Paul Dent Durham Police Search Advisor, at the Blackhall Rocks picnic site a week after Durham teacher Mark Bushnell was last seen walking away from the car park.

 

POLICE today continued their search for missing teacher Mark Bushnell – exactly a week after he went missing.

Mountain rescue crews joined the hunt for the 50-year-old dad-of-two, with 30 volunteers searching the County Durham coast over the weekend.

Mr Bushnell, a deputy headteacher, at Durham School, in Durham City, has not been seen since leaving his Durham City home on Sunday, March 9.

His car was later found at a clifftop car park at Blackhall Rocks, east Durham.

Police were today searching Blackhall for Mr Bushnell and handing out leaflets.

Officers from British Transport Police have also been checking railway lines near to where his car was left.

Inspector Dave Coxon, of Durham Police, said: “With the help of the other agencies we have covered a huge area on land, in the sea and by the air over the last few days.

“We have also used specialist sniffer dogs in the hope of finding a clue which might indicate where Mark has gone.

“Everything we have learned about him indicates a devoted family man who is very highly regarded by all who know him.”

Anyone with information on Mr Bushnell’s whereabouts should call police on the non-emergency 101 line.

 

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