Urgent appeal to find Southsea man who has gone missing in Turkey

AN urgent appeal has been launched to find a Portsmouth man who has gone missing while on holiday in Turkey.

Tuesday, 9th July 2019, 12:35 pm
Updated Tuesday, 9th July 2019, 1:16 pm
David Cann, from Southsea, who has gone missing in Turkey.

David Cann, 56, from Cromwell Road, Southsea, had been on a week-long break in Hisaronu in the western part of the country when he disappeared. He was last seen on Tuesday, July 2. 

On the day before he disappeared he had been on a jeep safari with a group and returned to his hotel later that night (July 1). 

At about 9am last Tuesday, David set off by foot from Happy Nur Hotel to walk to Kayakoy and then onto Olu Deniz, via a pathway which goes through a mountainous area. He has not been seen or heard from since.

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David Cann, from Southsea, who has gone missing in Turkey.

David is 5ft 8ins tall and of slim to medium build. He has short, receding grey hair and brown eyes. He was last seen wearing shorts, a dark coloured t-shirt and walking sandals, with a rucksack and a 500ml drinking bottle attached to the bag.

A large-scale search is being carried out in Turkey today involving several agencies. 

The Lucie Blackman Trust has launched an urgent appeal to help find David. 

If you have been in Turkey recently have you seen David?

In a post on its website, the charity wrote: ‘Do you have any information?: 

‘From the UK you can call our central freephone information line on 0800 098 8485. Calls are free from landlines but may be charged from mobiles.

‘From overseas you can call +44800 098 8485 but this will incur costs. Please check before you call.

‘Alternatively you may prefer to email any information to [email protected]

‘All information will be treated in the strictest confidence.’

Anyone with information about David's whereabouts can also contact Gavin Thomas either by calling +447476468646 or by emailing [email protected] 

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