Search for missing Ipswich man

POLICE are today searching for a missing man who is believed to have only cigarettes and a bicycle as his possessions.

POLICE are today searching for a missing man who is believed to have only cigarettes and a bicycle as his possessions.

Christopher Brant, 45, of Ipswich, was reported missing by staff at housing service Hereward Housing at 9.20am on Thursday, April 5.

Mr Brant, formerly of Whitland Close, was seen leaving his former home by the staff earlier that morning and they became concerned for his welfare.

Friends and family of Mr Brant said he stayed with a friend in Earl Stonham that evening, left the following day but returned on Saturday, April 7, saying he had slept at a church in Great Blakenham on the Friday night.

He stayed at the friends' house until 2pm on Tuesday but left on his bicycle and did not say where he was going.

There has been no sightings since then.

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Mr Brant is described as white, 5ft 7ins, stocky, with dark brown untidy hair and an untidy beard.

Homeless facilities in the area have been checked but none have a record of him seeking accommodation.

Anyone with information about his whereabouts is asked to call the duty sergeant at Ipswich police station on 01473 613500.

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