POLICE teams are today set to search countryside after officers found the car of a missing dad-of-two.
Peter Jackson, 38, drove off from his house in Weybourne Lea in Seaham’s East Shore Village estate on the morning of Monday, November 11, and has not been seen since.
His Ford Focus C Max was found in countryside near Haltwhistle, in Northumberland, on Tuesday night after a member of the public recognised it from the appeals urging people to help find him.
A number of items were found in the car, which police said were helping them with their search for Peter.
Officers from Durham Constabulary are working alongside colleagues from Northumbria and are using sniffer dogs to search the area close to the car.
Inspector Darren Walton, of Seaham’s Neighbourhood Policing Team, said: “There is a combination of resources going into this search and inquiries are still continuing into the disappearance of Mr Jackson.”
Mr Jackson left home at 8.20am, the usual time he headed to work and was reported missing after he failed to turn up to Castle Eden Golf Club that morning. His behaviour has been described as “extremely out of character”.
His wife Alexis, 36, who works as a nanny, has pleaded with her husband of 11 years to return home, with his family renewing their calls for him or anyone who knows where he is to get in touch.
She said: “Peter, I love you, the boys love you, your family and friends are desperately worried about you.
“Please get in touch with someone and please come home.”
She has said they are “desperately worried” about him and says he has nothing to worry about at home or at work.
As part of the appeal to try to find him, police asked people to call if they had seen the grey car, registration FY05 CKD.
Mr Jackson has been described as stocky and has short, dark hair.
He was last seen wearing a dark zip- up top and dark trousers.
Anyone with information is asked to call Durham Constabulary on 101.