Police appeal to find missing Poole man Richard Smith

POLICE are appealing for the public’s help to find missing Poole man, Richard Smith.

The 57-year-old was reported missing at 11.17am on Tuesday (March 5). He was last seen on Wednesday, February 28, in Julyan Avenue, Wallisdown.

Richard is described as 5ft 11 inches tall, with very short hair and he wears glasses.

Chief Inspector Matt Buller, of Dorset Police, said: “We understand Richard may have been upset recently and we are concerned for his welfare.

“Searches are being carried out in the nearby area, assisted by DorSAR (Dorset Search and Rescue), in a bid to locate him.

“I would ask anyone who has seen or heard from Richard since Wednesday, February 28, to please get in touch.

“I am appealing to residents in the surrounding areas in Wallisdown to please check their home CCTV or doorbell camera footage since the date Richard was last seen for any possible sightings.

“Finally, if you see this appeal Richard – please get in touch with us or your family as we all want to ensure you are safe and well.”

Anyone with information or knowledge as to Richard’s whereabouts should contact Dorset Police via or by calling 101, quoting incident number 5:209.

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