Police concerned for teenager’s welfare after disappearing from Milton Keynes Shopping Centre yesterday


The disappearance of a 19-year-old man while he was out shopping in Milton Keynes yesterday has been described as “completely out of character”.

Thames Valley Police is appealing for help from the public to locate William Bates, who lives in Luton, and was last seen by his family in John Lewis in centre:mk at 5.15/pm.

Police are concerned about his welfare because his behaviour is completely out of character.

William is white, about 5ft 11ins tall, of slim to medium build with dark hair.

He was last seen wearing a white polo shirt with a dark coloured collar, blue jeans and grey Converse trainers.

If you have any information that can assist police to locate this missing person, please call the

Thames Valley Police 24-hour non-emergency number 101 and quote URN 56 of 10/6.

If you don’t want to speak directly to the police you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online at crimestoppers-uk.org.

No personal details are taken, information is not traced or recorded and you will not go to court.