Officers have confirmed that missing Bournemouth man Matthew Szostak has returned home safe and well.

The 33-year-old was reported missing at 1.24am on Wednesday 25 December after he had failed to turn up for work as expected and was not at home.

Officers have now confirmed that Matthew has returned home and is safe and well.

We would like to thank everyone who shared our appeal.



Officers searching for a missing Bournemouth man are asking for the public’s help in trying to find him.

Matthew Szostak, who is 33 years old, was reported missing at 1.24am on Wednesday 25 December 2019 as he was not at his home in Moore Avenue and did not turn up for work as expected.

He is described as five feet eight inches tall and with short fair hair.

Chief Inspector Claire Phillips, of Dorset Police, said: “As Matthew has been upset recently, we are becoming very concerned for his safety.

“The last confirmed sighting of him was at around 11.40pm on Monday 23 December 2019 in the Bournemouth Road area. However, he did speak to a friend on the phone Tuesday evening at around 11.30pm.

“I am hoping somebody might have seen Matthew since Monday evening and can help us finding out where he has gone.

“Matthew, if you see this appeal, please get in touch with your family or us as we all want to make sure you are safe and well.”

Anyone with information or knowledge as to Matthew’s whereabouts is asked to contact Dorset Police at www.dorset.police.uk, via email [email protected] or by calling 101, quoting incident number 25:21.

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