Wesley Lockyer: Police suspend land search for man missing for almost two weeks pending new information

Alexander ScottNorth West Telegraph
VideoPolice, SES and rangers are continuing to search for a 29-year-old man missing for almost two weeks.

The land search operation for 29-year-old South Hedland man Wesley Lockyer has been suspended pending new information, with the man now missing for well over two weeks.

Police, SES and rangers had been involved in the search for Mr Lockyer, who was last seen leaving the Jinparinya Aboriginal Community, around 30km from Port Hedland, on October 24 at 6am.

In a statement, WA Police said the land search operation had been suspending pending new information ,with South Hedland police continuing to make enquiries.

Police could be seen searching an area of 150 square kilometres in a three kilometre radius from the Junparinya Aboriginal Community with a team of 20 local rangers and SES members over the last week.

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Members of the search party looking for Wesley Lockyer
Camera IconMembers of the search party looking for Wesley Lockyer Credit: Supplied/Police/Police

Six vehicles, a drone, helicopter and a mobile police facility to were deployed to assist with the search.

South Hedland Police officer-in-charge Senior Sergeant Gordon Armstrong said there were grave concerns for Mr Lockyer’s welfare.

“He was last seen at the community and hasn’t been seen since. So he was spoken to at six o’clock in the morning hasn’t been seen since,” he said.

“There was obviously a delay in realising, they thought he was somewhere else and then once they’ve got together they realised that he is not where he should be and notified us.

“He’s an avid social media user, none of that’s been touched. He hasn’t been in contact with family or friends which is very unusual. And obviously being away not being in contact with family for this length of time is very concerning.”

He urged community members to come forward with any information they might have.

“Just contact local police or Crimestoppers and just relay any information to us and we’ll follow up on any information we receive,” he said.

Mr Lockyer is described as being 182cm tall, of solid build, clean shaven with black hair in a mullet style.

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