New pictures released as search for missing Alex Bendall continues

POLICE have issued pictures of a distinctive hoodie worn by missing Dorchester teen Alex Bendall as the search continues.

Alex, also known as Alice, was reported missing at around 3pm on Sunday, February 12.

Following CCTV enquiries, the last known sighting of the 18-year-old has been confirmed as being at 7.41pm on Saturday, February 11, in Cornwall Road, Dorchester.

Alex is described as five feet six inches tall, of slim build, with short brown hair and they were last seen wearing a green Puffa-style body warmer, a black hooded jumper, dark coloured jeans, Dr Martens boots with a green lace in one boot and purple lace in the other, a bracelet over the cuff on the right arm and carrying a small backpack.

Chief Inspector Danny Thompson, of Dorset Police, said: “We are continuing to do everything we can to locate Alex and we are extremely grateful to everyone who has come forward and provided information.

“I am now issuing images of the distinctive hooded jumper that Alex was wearing on Saturday 11 February 2023 in the hope that it will help the public remember any possible sightings.

“Our efforts are ongoing to piece together Alex’s movements and I would continue to ask anyone who has home CCTV or doorbell cameras, or was driving in the town centre with a dashcam fitted to their vehicle, to please check their footage for anything that may help us.

“I would like to make an urgent appeal for anyone with information, no matter how small, to please let us know as this may assist our investigation.

“Alex – if you see this appeal, please let either us or your family know that you are okay. We are all extremely worried for you and want to make sure you are safe and well.”

Anyone with information or knowledge as to Alex’s whereabouts should contact Dorset Police via or by calling 101, quoting incident number 12:319.

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