Sunny

Sunny

max temp: 13°C

min temp: 8°C

Search

Saxmundham/Thailand: Missing Tom Armstrong is such a sweet guy

PUBLISHED: 08:00 16 January 2013

Tom Armstrong did not return home from Thailand last week

Tom Armstrong did not return home from Thailand last week

Archant

As the hunt continues for a missing Suffolk man, more details have emerged about his time at a Thai diving school.

A member of staff at Davy Jones Locker on the island of Koh Tao told how the worried parents of Tom Armstrong have been contacting the school in a desperate bid to get in touch with their son.

The 22-year-old, of Kelsale, near Saxmundham, has been missing for seven days after failing to catch a flight back to Britain.

Mr Armstrong had originally been due to return before Christmas, but unexpectedly returned to his accommodation at the diving school.

He had arrived in Koh Tao last April to begin a Dive Master course.

The former Leiston High School pupil is described by those who know him at the school as a “sweet guy”.

Kathy Nash, who runs the shop at Davy Jones Locker, said: “Tom was here around Christmas, but left to get a flight home. He tried to catch the flight, but something happened and he came back. I think it was on January 3 that Tom came in and collected his diving equipment, but we haven’t seen him since.”

His mother Helen Armstrong-Bland said he should have returned on January 9, but his family have not heard from him.

Anyone who has either heard from Mr Armstrong or knows where he is should telephone Suffolk police on 101.

Related articles

0 comments

A man in his 30s has been arrested on suspicion of dangerous driving in connection with a crash between two lorries and a car today.

The mother of a 21-year-old killed in a crash at the same spot which claimed the life of a teenage girl this month has called for a lower speed limit on the road.

There is further evidence that drivers in Suffolk are taking more notice of the region’s speed limits after figures showed that the number caught on the A12 has fallen by near two thirds over the last year.

The sacking of Essex’s chief fire officer has been branded unfair and unjust by union leaders.

As Ipswich Town take to the field against Sheffield Wednesday tomorrow afternoon, one diehard Owls fan will be hoping the team he has followed since the 1920s can return to South Yorkshire with an away win.

Concerns that paint factory jobs are at risk at two of Stowmarket’s largest employers have been raised, as one of the businesses looks at buying out the other.

A 52-year-old man from Ipswich has admitted to possessing a knife at Crown Pools last month.

Most read

Eating Out in the Broads

cover

Click here to view
the Eating Out
supplement

View

Visit the Broads

cover

Click here to view
the Visit the Broads
supplement

View

Most commented

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to the following newsletters:

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter
MyDate24 MyPhotos24