Missing: Bellingen man William Webster.
Missing: Bellingen man William Webster.

Bellingen man still missing

POLICE have serious concerns for the welfare of a Bellingen man who now hasn’t been seen for at least five days.

William Webster, an avid bush walker, has been missing from his Raymond Close home since Wednesday.

His disappearance was reported to police by his sister on Thursday.

She told police it was out of character for Mr Webster not to have contacted members of his family.

At her insistence police released a photograph of the 45-year-old man to the media late on Thursday but late yesterday they had not received any information to assist them in their inquiries into his whereabouts.

“Police have searched all the known areas where Mr Webster may have gone walking but we have

found nothing,” Inspector Ray Bell said yesterday.

“We have checked with local doctors, alerted Forests NSW and National Parks and Wildlife Service but we have not mounted a full land search yet as we have no idea where to begin searching.”

It is not known if or when a formal search for Mr Webster will be mounted.

Inspector Bell said although Mr Webster was known to be a loner who liked to go walking around Bellingen and neighbouring State Forests, it was out of character for him to be missing for this long.

The search is continuing and police are appealing for anyone who may have seen Mr Webster or have any information that could help locate him to contact Coffs Harbour Police Station on 6652 0299 or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

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