Search intensifies at Portelet Bay for missing man

Stephen Corbet Image copyright Guernsey Police
Image caption Mr Corbet was last seen getting off a bus near Portelet bay in Guernsey on Monday 27 June

An air and sea search is under way following the disappearance of a man near a headland in Guernsey a week ago.

Stephen Corbet, 58, was last seen getting off a bus at Portelet Bay in the south-west of the island on the afternoon of 27 June.

Specialist police officers have focused their investigation on the area around the Pleinmont headland.

Mr Corbet is said to be 6ft tall with receding greying hair and walks with a limp due to several knee operations.

He was last seen wearing blue jeans, a blue t-shirt and carrying a black rucksack.

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Image caption Guernsey Police are focusing their investigation on the Pleinmont area

Guernsey Police have set up a dedicated information centre at Portelet, where Mr Corbet was last seen.

Ch Insp Antonia Read said members of the public "had been very helpful" during house-to-house enquiries and householders were being asked to check outbuildings and gardens in case he had taken shelter or become trapped.

The force also revealed Mr Corbet had been detained in an intoxicated state by officers on 26 June and held overnight in custody.

A force spokesperson said: "We would not normally confirm details of a named individual being detained by police, as it is personal and sensitive information, but due to this ongoing missing persons investigation we have chosen to do so."

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