Police plea over missing party-goer
Police have made a fresh appeal for help to trace a teenager who vanished from a Christmas party almost a week ago.
Haydn Mark Evans, 18, from Mold, North Wales, failed to return home from a work party at a hotel near Chester last Friday.
He was last seen at around 1am on Saturday morning at the entrance to the Carden Park Hotel and his family have not had any contact with him since.
Cheshire Police have carried out extensive searches for the construction company worker and officers have appealed for locals to check empty buildings on their land, including farm outbuildings, sheds or garages, in case Mr Evans has taken shelter from the cold weather.
Around 60 police are involved in scouring the 1,000-acre Carden Park estate and neighbouring countryside with help from specialist units including air support and dog patrols.
Chief Inspector Julie Westgate said: "Almost a week has passed since Haydn was reported missing and we remain committed with significant police resources to trace him.
"We continue to appeal to anyone who may have seen Haydn, or anyone matching his description, walking in the area of the Carden Park hotel or the A41 near Broxton in the early hours of Saturday. We would also extend our appeal to local farmers and residents to check their outbuildings, barns, sheds and any areas of land where Haydn may have sought shelter in the cold weather."
The teenager's distraught mother, Lynsey Bell, made an appeal for information earlier this week when she said: "I am so worried about him. Our family is in bits, we are having nightmares, we are not sleeping and just want him back."
Mr Evans is described as about 5ft 9in and slim with short brown hair and blue eyes. He was wearing a dark long-sleeved shirt and trousers but did not have a jacket or coat with him.
Anyone with any information is asked to call Cheshire Police using the new 101 contact number or the missing persons helpline on 0500 700 700.