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Huw Williams: Police end house search but investigation continues in effort to find missing man

The disappearance of a man who has been missing for nearly three months is continuing as detectives investigating thank the public for their support.

The last sighting of 25-year-old Huw Williams from Chester was 12 weeks ago on May 6, when he was seen in Nottingham at the home he shared with a woman.

Since that time there has been no sighting of him reported by anyone, and his family and friends have had absolutely no contact from him either through texts, phone calls or other means.

He has vanished without his mobile phone, which was found at his home smashed. He appears to have no other means of contacting him, and is without any obvious funds to support himself.

His devastated relatives have not seen him since Christmas and the last contact they had from him was in early May, around the time of the first bank holiday weekend.

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This is all highly unusual leaving his family at their wits end wondering what has happened to him. This prompted them to do a heartfelt national appeal last week in the hope this would lead to someone saying they know where he is, or even Huw himself letting people know he is safe and well.

Huw Williams

The appeal hit all the national media and was shared widely across social media platforms by the public and other forces and the net widened to try and find him.

On the back of this Nottinghamshire Police saw a spike in calls into the force giving alleged sightings of him or giving information about where he might possibly be.

Each and every one of these leads was followed up, but to no avail and Huw has still not been found and concern for his welfare continues to grow.

Coupled with this officers have been investigating Huw’s last residential dwelling in the hope a vital clue was turned up. For the past 10 days detectives have been at a location in Danethorpe Vale, Sherwood, searching the house and also the garden area.

After days of extensive search activity this scene has now been closed and the cordon lifted, as that part of the investigation led to no further evidence.

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Officers are now pursuing other lines of enquiry in the hope of tracing Huw and are re-appealing for anyone who may have seen him to please get in touch as soon as possible.

Detective Chief Inspector Nick Waldram, who is leading the investigation into his disappearance, said: “It has now been nearly three months since Huw was last seen.

“As you might imagine his family remain extremely concerned for his welfare and so we are urging anyone with information about his whereabouts to come forward.

“It is very much out of character for him to be out of contact with his relatives for such a long time and we are keeping them informed as our enquiries continue.

“I’d like to thank those members of the public who have come forward with possible reported sightings and we continue to urge anyone who believes they may have seen Huw at any time since 6 May to contact us immediately.”

Huw is described as being 6ft 2ins tall, of slim build, with bushy brown hair and a full beard.

He has two tattoos on his arms, one is of a fish on his right forearm and one is of a black and white skull on his left bicep.

He was last seen wearing a chequered shirt, dark blue trousers and trainers with reflective silver stripes. He may also have a green waterproof jacket with him.

Huw himself, or anyone who has seen him or who may have any information regarding his whereabouts, is asked to call Nottinghamshire Police on 101, quoting incident number 70 of 6 May 2021.

A 34-year-old woman has been arrested on suspicion of grievous bodily harm in connection with the case. She was subsequently released on bail.

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