Cornwall

Missing surfer mobile phone appeal made by police

  • 12 January 2012
  • From the section Cornwall
Oliver Doy
Image caption Oliver Doy's driving licence was found on a beach

Detectives in Newquay searching for missing surfer Oliver Doy have said they want to speak to anyone who may have found his Samsung mobile phone.

Devon and Cornwall Police said they had traced activity on the mobile in the Newquay area on Wednesday.

Mr Doy, 26, from Hook, Hampshire, was on holiday in the Cornish resort and has been missing since the weekend.

Police issued CCTV images on Wednesday of people who may have seen the surfer before he went missing.

'Incresingly concerned'

Mr Doy was last seen walking with an unknown man and two women near the town's cinema early on Saturday.

Coastguard rescue teams and a lifeboat were called to search for Mr Doy, whose driving licence was found on a beach.

Image caption Mr Doy was seen walking with two women and a man before he went missing

Police said they wanted to speak to a woman and a small group of people who were all captured on the footage.

A spokesman for the force said they were becoming "increasingly concerned" for Mr Doy as time went by.

He urged members of the public to be vigilant when out walking on the beaches or coastal paths about looking for clothing or personal items which may be linked to the surfer.

Mr Doy had been working as an NHS healthcare assistant after having graduated from Plymouth University and was in Newquay on holiday with some friends.

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