Suffolk: Man missing in Christchurch quake

Hopes are fading for a Suffolk man missing since the earthquake in Christchurch, New Zealand.

Phil Coppeard has not been seen since the devastating earthquake struck the region at 12.51pm New Zealand time on Tuesday (11.51pm on Monday in the UK) and fears are growing for his safety.

The 41-year-old had recently moved to Christchurch with his wife, Suzanne Craig, and had just embarked on a course at Canterbury University.

He is believed to have boarded a bus shortly before the earthquake hit, and despite frantic efforts from friends and family, no one has been able to contact him since then.

Phil, an avid Ipswich Town supporter, worked as a chartered accountant in London and Dubai before emigrating to New Zealand.

You may also want to watch:

n For the full story, see today’s paper.

Most Read

Become a Supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years. Our industry faces testing times, which is why we're asking for your support. Every contribution will help us continue to produce local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Become a Supporter
Comments powered by Disqus