1st December 2020

Renewed appeal for missing man Paul Hyam

Avon & Somerset Police are renewing their appeal for the public’s help to find missing Paul Hyam.

Paul, 78, was last seen by a member of his family around 9am at his home in Wellington on Friday 26 August. He was reported missing later the same day.

He was then seen on CCTV close to Wellington School later on that Friday morning.

His disappearance is out of character and we are concerned for his welfare.

Paul is described as white, 5ft 10ins, with grey hair and of average build.

He was last seen wearing light chinos, a long-sleeved blue shirt with tie and a blue body warmer.

DI Angela Burtonwood said: “Paul’s family are understandably concerned for his welfare – this is completely out of character.

“Our search has focused predominately on the Wellington area, but we are keen for people living in the wider Somerset and Devon areas to assist us with this investigation.

“We would ask any farmers or landowners to check outbuildings or wooded areas which might be on private property.

“As part of our enquiries, we’ve used specially trained search officers and we have been assisted by the cadaver dogs.

“Anyone who has any information, no matter how small or insignificant you think it might be, could be crucial to this investigation.”

Paul is a keen walker and may be on foot or using public transport.

If you see Paul, please call 999 and give the call handler the reference number 5216190206.

If you have information about where he may be, please call 101 and give the call handler the same reference number.