Mark Bushnell search: Police leave Blackhall area

Mark Bushnell Mark Bushnell was appointed Durham School's deputy head in charge of pastoral care in July 2012

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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.

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