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Officers looking for a missing man who’s car was found abandoned at Bickerton, have released CCTV images showing the clothes he was wearing when last seen.

Michael Anthony Wardle, known locally as Tony, was last seen leaving The Pheasant Inn in Higher Burwardsley near Tattenhall, where he had stayed overnight.

When he left the pub at around 6.50am on Monday (August 19), the 50-year-old was wearing a bright blue waterproof jacket, a grey shirt, green/khaki shorts and white trainers with a black Nike tick logo and was carrying a distinctive red walking rucksack.

Police searches for Tony – who is white, around 5ft 10in, slim build and short brown/ grey hair – remain ongoing.

He lives in the Cuddington area of Northwich and also has links to Winsford and Crewe.

His car wasn found at The Bickerton Poacher pub car park on the A534 Wrexham Road in Bulkeley, near Nantwich.

missing - CCTV-image-of-Tony-Wardle-2 (1)Detective Sergeant Rob Astbury, of Northwich CID, said: “It has now been several days since Tony was last seen and we are becoming increasingly concerned for his welfare.

“We have released CCTV images showing what Tony was wearing when he was at The Pheasant Inn, the last place he was seen, in the hope that it facilitates reports of sightings of him since he went missing.

“If you think that you see Tony, or have seen him since the early hours of Monday 19 August, please get in touch.

“The same goes for anyone who thinks that they see, or have seen, items of clothing he was wearing or the red rucksack he was carrying that day.

“Tony is a keen runner and the area he was last seen in and the area where his car was found are often used by people out running or walking.

“I urge anyone who is out in those areas to keep an eye out for Tony and the clothes he was last seen in and the rucksack he was carrying.

“I would also like to appeal directly to Tony to get in touch to let us, and your family, know that you are safe.”

Anyone with any information in relation to Tony’s whereabouts is asked to call Cheshire Constabulary on 101, quoting IML 490688.

One Comment

  1. Antoinette Horan says:

    Last Tuesday morning a car was parked by the gate at our woodland at Ridley . My husband went to have a look round in the 1st part of the wood to see if he could find anybody trespassing. But did not see anybody.
    He took a picture of the car , a KIA Reg DG13HNW
    Could there be any link with the missing person.
    Gave the volunteers permission to search our woodland yesterday.

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