UPDATE: Major enquiry launched to find missing Weybread couple

Sylvia and Peter Stuart, of Weybread, have not been seen since Saturday. ANL-160306-155421001
Sylvia and Peter Stuart, of Weybread, have not been seen since Saturday. ANL-160306-155421001

Police have launched a major investigation after receiving a report of a missing Weybread couple who have not been seen since Saturday.

The police were contacted at about 7.15am this morning, by a woman who reported concern for two relatives who have not been seen since May 28.

Sylvia Stuart, of Weybread. ANL-160306-155442001

Sylvia Stuart, of Weybread. ANL-160306-155442001

They had been unable to get in touch with Peter and Sylvia Stuart, of Mill Lane, Weybread, and had already asked friends and neighbours, and checked local hospitals, in a bid to find them.

Detective Chief Superintendent Simon Parkes said; “We are very concerned for Peter and Sylvia. While there is still a possibility they may have left of their own free will, the fact that their car is still at the property and they had not told anyone they were going away is out-of-character. We have to fear that they have become the victims of crime.

“We have launched a major enquiry to find them and we will be carrying out searches of the property to see if we can gather more information, as well as conducting other work to locate them. We would urge anyone who may have seen them, or anyone with information about where they are to get in touch as a matter of urgency.”

A police spokesperson said: “Officers attended the address and confirmed the couple’s vehicle was at the property and began enquiries to try and trace them.

Peter Stuart, of Weybread. ANL-160306-155431001

Peter Stuart, of Weybread. ANL-160306-155431001

“As part of this a full search is currently being carried out at the premises and further work is being done to find them.”

Peter, 75, is described as white, around 5ft 6ins tall, of stocky build with white/ grey balding hair. He wears glasses and usually wears jeans and a top.

Sylvia, 69, is described as white, around 5ft 1inch tall, of slim build with short blonde hair. She often wears glasses and may have been wearing a top and trousers.

A police spokesperson added there was concern for their well-being, describing their disappearance as “out of character”.

Police are asking them, anyone who may have seen them since Saturday, or anyone with information about their whereabouts to call Suffolk Police on 101, quoting CAD number 49 of today, Friday, June 3.