CCTV of missing Ky Parker gives clues of which direction he took as police continue search

Police are appealing for information to help locate a missing Sunderland dad after CCTV footage showed the 37-year-old walking along a riverside path.

Friday, 28th May 2021, 12:11 pm
Updated Friday, 28th May 2021, 5:09 pm

Officers investigating the disappearance of Sunderland dad Ky Parker are appealing to the public to help locate him after CCTV showed Ky walking along the riverside path that goes past the National Glass Centre towards the Wearmouth Bridge between 1.30am and 2.30am on Sunday, May 23.

Police are now focusing their search around that location and is urging anybody who was out walking between those times in that area on Sunday morning to come forward.

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Police are appealing for help in finding missing dad Ky Parker.

A team of officers have been carrying out a wide range of enquiries since Ky was reported missing in a bid to track his movements and locate him.

Ky is described as a white male, 5’9 of slim build with short brown hair and stubble.

He is believed to be wearing jeans and a leather jacket and also has a distinctive tattoo on his hand of the TARDIS police phone box from Doctor Who.

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A man matching the description of Ky walking near the National Glass Centre about 1.30am

Inspector Louise Mcclennan, of Northumbria Police, said: “It is always an awful time for any family when a loved one goes missing from home and we are continuing to work with them to locate Ky safe and well.

“We have trawled through hours of CCTV footage to track his movements and believe we have now identified a man who matches his description walking along the coastal path on Sunday morning between the Glass Centre and the Wearmouth Bridge.”

Police say a dedicated Marine Unit are also carrying out water searches along the River Wear ‘in the event that he may have come to harm’.

Inspector Louise Mcclennan added: “We would like to thank Ky’s family and the public who have supported our search throughout this week and helped to spread the word far and wide on social media. We are continuing to use every tactic at our disposal in a bid to locate him.

A man matching the description of Ky walking along the riverside path towards the Wearmouth Bridge between 1.30am and 2.30am

“Finding Kyle remains a priority and we will do all we can to hopefully bring this search to a positive resolution.”

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