Police divers to search Wakefield river for missing dad

Damion Vernon
Damion Vernon

POLICE divers are set to join the search in Wakefield for a father-of-two who has been missing from home for more than a month.

Detectives say a search of the River Calder will get underway tomorrow after appeals for information to trace 32-year-old Damion Vernon failed to provide amy leads.

Police say Mr Vernon drove to Wakefield from his home in Bridlington on Monday December 8.

Officers say he left his blue Vauxhall Corsa, registration number YH51 FLL, parked on Sycamore Street later that day before walking along an alleyway off Sycamore Street, which is close to the River Calder. He was reported missing the following day.

Det Chf Insp Matthew Baldwin of Humberside Police said: “We do not have any new specific intelligence to suggest that Damion has entered the River Calder but we are now having to look at the possibility that this may be the case. We are now in a situation where we must search the waterways surrounding the areas where Damion was last seen.

“A team of specialist divers will begin a search of the River Calder on Wednesday.”