UPDATE: Dozens of Notts volunteers join in search for missing dad Stan

Concern grows for a missing dad, Stan Shanks (Image: Police).
Concern grows for a missing dad, Stan Shanks (Image: Police).
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Police have praised the support from dozens of volunteers assisting in the ongoing search for a missing man ion Ollerton.

Concern grows for missing Raymond Shanks, also known as Stan, as police enter their fourth day's search, and now Stan's son has made a heartfelt plea for his father to return home.

The father was last seen in the early hours of April 29 in New Ollerton (Image: Police).

The father was last seen in the early hours of April 29 in New Ollerton (Image: Police).

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Terry, speaking from the family home, said: “Dad, if you’re listening, please contact us or the police.

“We need to know that you are safe and well. All the family are here waiting for your safe return.

“We need you to be at the wedding. We all love and miss you very much.”

Stan, 78, was last seen at about 2am on Friday, April 29, in Lime Tree Road, New Ollerton.

He is white, 5ft 3ins tall and wears glasses. He is of a broad build and balding. He also has some redness on his head but he usually wears a cap.

Nottinghamshire Police continues the search alongside specialist units, Nottinghamshire Lowland Search and Rescue, the dog section and the National Police Air Support Unit.

Chief Inspector Andy Rooke said: "If you think you have seen Stan or have any information at all please get in touch with police.

"I would like to thank all the members of the community who have tirelessly helped in the search and urge people to continue to check sheds, gardens, outbuildings and green spaces."

Officers have been assisted by dozens of Ollerton residents and those from further afield.

A Police spokesperson added: "The search is very much still active and police are advising volunteers to focus their attention on Ollerton town its self. Check your sheds, driveways, gardens and hedgerows.

"Police officers, with the assistance of Nottinghamshire Lowland Search and Rescue, continue their targeted searching. The operation is also receiving assistance from several special search units, including our dog section and the National Police Air Support Unit.

"Although there is no designated ‘meeting point’ for volunteers to assemble we are advising that you to stick together in your groups, keep fed and watered and stay safe."

If you have seen Stan or you have any information as to his whereabouts please contact police on 101 quoting incident 417 of 29 April