Concern for missing Colchester man James Ritchie last known to have travelled to work on Thursday

Missing man James Ritchie

Missing man James Ritchie - Credit: Archant

Police are continuing to search for a man from Colchester who has not been seen since Thursday.

James Ritchie, 32, was last seen at 11am by his partner at their home in Old Chapel Drive, Stanway.

He had left home in a taxi to go to work in Rochester in Kent.

Chief inspector Richard Phillibrown, of Essex Police, said: “James is reported to have gone to a pub in Rochester after work and then taken a train to Stratford in North London. A friend is also believed to have spoken to him late on Thursday evening while he was in the West End area of London.

“However since that time we are not aware of anyone having any further contact with him and his phone appears to be switched off. We know James also has family connections to Glasgow and would appeal for anyone who thinks they may have seen him, or for James himself, to contact us on 101.”


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James is described as white, 5ft 8ins tall, is of a slim build, has brown greying hair and was last seen wearing smart grey/silver trousers, brown shoes and a salmon pink t-shirt under a blue shirt.

Anybody who has seen him is asked to contact Essex Police on 101.

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