Russell Blent: Fresh appeal to find Shrewsbury man three years after disappearance

By Aimee Jones | Shrewsbury | Crime | Published:

Police are renewing their appeal for a missing Shrewsbury man three years after he was last seen.

Russell Blent

Russell Blent, who will now be 38, was reported missing by his family on April 9, 2016, after he failed to make contact.

In August 2016, detectives investigating the case said they feared Mr Blent could have been murdered and were treating his disappearance as suspicious, while last year a £2,000 reward was offered for information leading to his discovery.

And today police reappealed for information and urged anyone with even the smallest information to get in contact.

Mr Blent was last seen around 12.40am in the early hours of March 17 at the Meole Brace roundabout in Shrewsbury.

DCI Steve Tonks said: “Since his disappearance we have spoken to many witnesses and people who knew Russell and have investigated numerous lines of enquiry and followed up on a number of possible sightings.

“I want to ask people to think back and remember if they saw anything or have any information that may help us to locate Russell.

"No matter how small or insignificant that information may be it could prove to be absolutely crucial."

Mr Blent is described as white, 6ft 1inches tall and of heavy build.

Anyone with information should contact West Mercia Police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Aimee Jones

By Aimee Jones

Senior reporter based at the Shropshire Star's Shrewsbury office, covering Shrewsbury, North Shropshire and South Shropshire.

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