Appeal for help to find missing deputy head teacher Mark Bushnell

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POLICE are increasingly concerned for a 50-year-old man who was reported missing yesterday, Sunday 9th March, and would appeal to members of the public for information which may help trace him.

Mark Bushnell was last seen at approximately 11.30am yesterday when he left his home in Durham City driving a Grey Citroen C3.

Mr Bushnell is described as a white, around 5ft 10” tall, of slim build with closely shaved grey hair. He was possibly wearing a checked shirt and brown or blue jeans.

Mr Bushnell’s car was found in the early hours of this morning (Monday 10thMarch) at a picnic site near Blackhall Rocks at Peterlee.

Chief Inspector Andy Huddleston said: “We are growing increasingly concerned for Mr Bushnell and need to trace him as soon as possible. Mr Bushnell is deputy head of Durham School and a well-respected member of staff. Anyone who may know of his whereabouts is asked to contact police as soon as possible.”

Head master of Durham School, Martin George, added, “Mark is a highly respected colleague and friend at Durham School, as deputy head he constantly works for the benefit of pupils. The whole school community is deeply concerned for his welfare and would urge him to contact his family as a matter of urgency. We would also ask any members of the public who may have seen Mark to contact police immediately”

Anyone with information on Mr Bushnell’s whereabouts or anyone who may have seen him is asked to contact police on 101.