Police renew appeal for help to find Vietnamese teen missing from Budleigh Salterton for eight weeks

Police have renewed an appeal for help to find a 16-year-old Vietnamese boy who has been missing from Budleigh Salterton for nearly eight weeks. 

Nam Vu Van was last seen walking along Station Road in the East Devon town at around 2.30pm on Wednesday, April 29.

Officers said today (Monday, June 22) they believe he may have travelled to London.

Nam has not been seen since April 29 and police have concerns for the teenager ‘due to his age and because he was new to the area’.

A Devon and Cornwall Police spokesperson said: “Nam is described as Asian, of slim build, 5ft 9in in height, with short, black, straight hair. He was last seen wearing a light-coloured padded jacket, light-coloured tracksuit bottoms and black trainers.

“Anyone who may have been in the area of Station Road or the High Street in Budleigh Salterton between 2pm and 3pm on the day he was reported missing, or anyone who has seen Nam since he was reported missing, is urged to contact police.

“Police would like to hear from motorists who may have dash-cam footage of the area on 29 April.”

Anyone with any information that could assist officers’ search for Nam is asked to contact police on 101, or by emailing 101@dc.police.uk, quoting log number 664 of 29/04/2020.


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