New: Possible video of Owen Harding in Saltdean on the night he went missing - police want to track down passers-by in footage
New video footage has emerged showing a young boy fitting 16 year old missing Owen Harding's description walking towards the A259 along Hamsey Road in Saltdean on Thursday 27th March 2020.
Police are looking to talk to two passers-by who are seen in the video who may have seen Owen that evening.
Police are trying to trace the identity of two people who may have seen Owen Harding.
New CCTV footage has been released where a person believed to be Owen is seen walking along Hamsey Road, Saltdean, at 6.15pm on the day he went missing, Thursday 26 March. It is believed the person matching Owen’s description was heading south down this road, in the direction of the A259 South Coast Road.
Detective Inspector Mark Rosser said: “We have viewed this CCTV footage supplied to us by a member of the public and we believe this could be Owen.
“Within the footage there are two people who may have seen, who we think is, Owen walking along this road. Do you recognise yourself in the pictures? If this is you, we would really appreciate it if you could make contact with us as you may hold vital information to our investigation.
“It’s been over a week since Owen was last seen or heard from and we are continuing to extensively investigate the circumstances around his disappearance.
“We would like to thank the public for their support in our investigation and while we appreciate people would like to help with our searches, we are urging everyone to abide by Government guidance at all times. We are utilising all of our available resources to search locally and will, of course, link up with colleagues across the country if there is anything to suggest that he has travelled out of Sussex.”
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.