Bexley police appeal for information into Thamesmead cold case

PUBLISHED: 16:36 26 October 2012

Ian Bushell as he looked in 1988

Ian Bushell as he looked in 1988


Bexley police are appealing for information about a man who went missing 24 years ago in Thamesmead.

Ian Bushell went missing in the winter of 1988 when he was 21 years old. He was living alone in a flat in Tilehurst Point, Tavy Bridge.

His father visited his address to find his son gone but all the possessions still there. Ian has not been seen since.

Det Ch Insp Gary Holmes said: “As is standard practice this case will be reviewed.

“As the case nears the 25th anniversary we are making a fresh appeal in the hope of tracing Ian and reuniting him with his sister.”

Officers launched a national media appeal despite getting leads over the years, Ian has not been found.

It is believed he may be living in Barking and Dagenham or Newham, possibly using the name Adrian.

Ian’s father died shortly after his son’s disappearance and his mother has also passed away.

Anyone with any information should call Bexley Missing Persons on 0208 284 9111 or police on 101.

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