Damion Vernon: Search goes on for missing dad-of-two last seen in Wakefield

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Detectives searching for a father-of-two who has been missing for more than a month have released images of the car he was last seen driving.

Damion Vernon, 32, was reported missing on Tuesday, December 9.

Detectives said he drove to Wakefield, from his Bridlington home, on Monday, December 8.

He was driving a blue Vauxhall Corsa, registration number YH51 FLL.

His route took him along the A614 to Howden, then onto the M62 leaving at Junction 31, onto the A655, turning left at the traffic lights on to the A645 and into the BP filling station.

He then headed back out on to the A645 towards Wakefield.

He continued towards Wakefield on the A638 Doncaster Road and into Elm Tree Road, in Belle Vue.

He left the Vauxhall Corsa on Sycamore Street and walked up an alleyway between the houses but has not been since.

Mr Vernon was expected to return home to Bridlington but his family have not heard from him since.

Det Chf Insp Matthew Baldwin, of Humberside Police, said: “We are growing increasingly concerned about Damion. He has not been in contact with his family over Christmas and New Year and his disappearance is very out of character.

“We have now put out several appeals for information and for sightings to be reported to us, but so far we have drawn a blank.

“It is believed that he left the Bridlington area but we have had no confirmed sightings of him after the 8 December when we have a CCTV image of him in a bank in Bridlington.

“We are appealing for anyone who has seen Damion after December 8 to contact us as a matter of urgency.”

Mr Vernon is 6ft tall with a slim build and short wavy light brown hair.

Det Chf Insp Baldwin added: “Someone must have seen this vehicle travelling between Bridlington and Wakefield on December 8 and I am asking for them to call us with any information they might have.

“We know that his bank account has not been used since the 8 December nor has his mobile phone been used.

“Someone might have seen this car on its route to Wakefield, in a layby or service station and I would urge them to get in touch.”

Anyone with any information should contact Humberside Police on 101 quoting log 438 of December 9.