Sussex Police: The enquiry into the disappearance of missing Saltdean teenager Owen Harding continues and police have released images of four people who were in the area when he was last seen who they hope may be able to help.
Owen, 16, has not been seen since Thursday, March 26, when he left home just after 6pm and is known to have headed towards the A259 coast road between Brighton and Newhaven.
Working with Brighton and Hove Buses to view footage from a number of services, officers have identified four people who were around at that time and they would like to hear from them to see if they have any information that might assist with their efforts to find him.
A woman got off a bus at the top of Telscombe Tye and walked down the sea side pavement at 6.15-6.17pm. The pedestrian was at the junction of Bannings Vale and the A259 at 6.17pm and the two cyclists were both travelling east between 6.17 and 6.18pm.
Detective Inspector Mark Rosser said: “This is probably the last line of enquiry that we have in our investigation. Our searches have extended along the coastline as far east as Dungeness in Kent and following the advice of an oceanographer from the University of Southampton, we have also alerted colleagues across the Channel.
“Do you recognise yourself in the pictures? If so, we would really appreciate it if you could make contact with us as you may hold vital information that would help us bring answers to Owen's family.
“It’s been nearly a month since Owen was last seen or heard from and I would like to thank the public for their support in our investigation."
Owen is white, 5' 11" - 6', of athletic build, with short brown hair. He is believed to have been wearing a blue round neck jumper, dark joggers and white trainers.
If you have seen him or know of his whereabouts, please report online or call 101 quoting Operation Chartwell. If you see him, please dial 999 immediately.
Also do you recognise any of these people who were seen on video footage in Saltdean on the night of Owen Hardings disappearance on Thursday 26th March 2020? They may have seen Owen.