RSPCA in urgent appeal for information on missing inspector

The RSPCA is working alongside Devon and Cornwall Police and the Coastguard after one of the Society’s inspectors went missing following a call-out near Penzance.

Inspector Mike Reid (pictured) has not been seen since he was called to a wildlife rescue involving 20 to 30 gannets stranded on rocks at Porthchapel Beach, near Penzance, at approximately 2pm on Sunday (7.2.16).

The alarm was raised this morning when he had failed to return home from duty.

Dermot Murphy, the RSPCA’s Assistant Director for the Inspectorate, said: “We are extremely concerned and urge anyone who may have seen Mike yesterday to contact Devon and Cornwall Police who are leading the search.

“He has not been seen since he responded to a call to our National Control Centre about stricken birds yesterday.

“We are in close contact with his family and will continue to provide ongoing support through the search.”

Mike, from Redruth, is aged 54, white, 5ft 8ins in height, of stocky build, with short greying spiked hair. He was wearing black trousers, a white shirt and black jumper.

Anyone with information about Mike’s whereabouts is asked to call 999 quoting reference 106 of 8 February.