Appeal To Find Putney Man Missing Since March

Family and police increasingly concerned for James Hatfield

James Hatfield from Putney has been missing since March


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Detectives investigating the case of a missing man from Putney are becoming increasingly concerned for his well-being.

57-year-old James Hatfield was last heard from on 8 March when he made contact by phone. He was subsequently reported missing on 11 March.

He is described as being of slim build, with wiry, red, shoulder length hair that he wears down, or in a ponytail, often with a baseball style hat. He has blue eyes and sometimes wears glasses.

He often wears clothes suitable for hiking, including walking boots, cargo combat trousers and plaid shirts.

Acting Detective Inspector Sian Hutchings, leading the investigation from the Met’s South West Command Unit, said: “We are increasingly concerned for the safety of James who has now been missing for over two months. James requires daily medication which we believe he has not been taking
during this missing period.

“Neither his family or friends have had any contact from James, but there has been possible sightings of him in Putney and in the Fulham area over the past month. These sighting are unconfirmed. We are therefore asking for the public’s help to find James and to keep an eye out for him. He is known to
enjoy walking on Putney heath, Wimbledon Common, Bushy park and also along the Thames. If you have any information that could assist our investigation, please contact police.”

Anyone with information should call police on 101 or tweet @MetCC quoting 0305046/21. If you see him, call 999.

Information may also be given to Missing People a charity that offers a lifeline to the 180,000 people who run away and go missing each year in the UK.

They listen in confidence, and support missing people and their families to explore their options and, where possible, to reconnect.

Missing People has launched 116 000 - the number to call or text for support if you or someone you love goes missing.

Missing People has launched 116 000 - the number to call or text for support if you or someone you love goes missing.

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May 25, 2021

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