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Urgent appeal to find man missing in north Cornwall

Urgent appeal to find man missing in north Cornwall

Published by Emma Carton at 9:47am 31st December 2019. (Updated at 8:37am 9th January 2020)

An urgent appeal has been issued to find a young man from north Cornwall, missing for several days.

Ricky Gamage was last seen leaving work at The Venue in Bude on Saturday night.

Police say they are growing 'increasingly concerned' for the 23-year-old's safety.

He was wearing a beanie hat with a logo, a khaki green hooded jacked, black skinny jeans and black DMs.

It is believed Ricky could be travelling, after several unconfirmed sightings at junctions on the M5 and M6.

"Police are growing increasingly concerned for the welfare of 23-year-old Ricky Gamage, who has been reported missing from Bude in North Cornwall.

"Ricky was last seen leaving The Venue in the town at around 8.35pm on Saturday 28th December.  

"He was wearing a blue beanie hat with an unknown logo, a khaki green North Face hooded jacket, a grey 'Venue' logo t-shirt, black skinny jeans which had a tear on the left thigh, and black Dr Martin boots. 

"Ricky is described as 6ft 2in tall with dark hair, a dark-coloured goatee beard, green eyes and a tattoo sleeve down his right arm.   

"There have been a number of unconfirmed potential sightings of him in Barnstaple, on the M5 at Burnham on Sea, the M5 at Taunton and on the M6 at Junction 11. 

"If you have seen Ricky, or know of his whereabouts, please call police immediately on 999, quoting log number 897 of 28/12/19".

Devon and Cornwall Police

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