Hunt for Lancashire man missing in Barbados

Police in Barbados are searching for a Lancashire man who has gone missing on the Caribbean island.

Tuesday, 29th August 2017, 1:55 pm
Updated Monday, 11th September 2017, 12:48 pm
British man Steven Weare, 49, has gone missing in Barbados. Photo issued by Royal Barbados Police Force

Steven Weare, from Kirkham, has not been seen since Wednesday.

The 49-year-old had been staying at Newcastle Plantation House, in the St John area on the east of the island, the Royal Barbados Police Force said.

It is understood Mr Weare, who is listed as a director of Fylde Motors Company, on Preston Street, Kirkham, regularly visits Barbados.

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His family bought a property on the island several years ago, it is believed.

Police in Barbados have issued an appeal for information.

Mr Weare was last seen in the car park of a Burger King restaurant on University Drive, in Black Roack, near to Bridgetown in the St Michael's region.

It is believed he had been selling cars during his time in Barbados.

According to police, Mr Weare was driving a silver Mitsubishi Warrior pickup with the registration number J4000.

He was wearing a white short-sleeved button-down linen shirt, royal blue chinos and a similar coloured pair of loafers.

A Foreign and Commonwealth Office spokesman said: “Our staff are supporting the family of a British man who has been reported missing in Barbados. We are in contact with the local police.”