Mark Bushnell search: Police leave Blackhall area
- 17 March 2014
- From the section Tees
Police seeking a missing boarding school teacher have completed a search of the area where his car was found.
Mark Bushnell, deputy head at Durham School, left his home in Durham City on 9 March with some dirty laundry after the family's washing machine broke.
The father-of-three's car was later discovered at a clifftop car park at Blackhall, near Peterlee.
Coastguard and mountain rescue teams joined police for a major search operation, which has now ended.
Over the weekend police community support officers were in the area, handing out leaflets about the case.
Insp Dave Coxon said: "Our search for Mark will now focus on information from the public and will take a more targeted approach."
He urged anyone with information to contact the force.