Marlborough man missing
Tasman, 27 December 2013 -
Marlborough Police are currently making inquiries into the
whereabouts of local man Bradley Michael DICKSON.
Mr DICKSON was last seen on the 7th of December
2013 on the southern outskirts of Timaru. It is believed
that he was heading to Otago or Southland seeking work.
DICKSON is a 20 year old male Caucasian, of medium build. He
has black hair and is 6 feet tall (180 cm).
Members of the
public with any information on the whereabouts of Mr DICKSON
are asked to contact their local police station or the
Blenheim Police Station on 03 578
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