Birthday appeal for information on missing Warwick man - The Leamington Observer

Birthday appeal for information on missing Warwick man

Leamington Editorial 27th Feb, 2024   0

A FRESH appeal for information has been launched on the 48th birthday of a missing Warwick man.

Stefan Watkins turned 48 on today (Tuesday) and his family are again appealing for information that could help police find him.

Stefan – known as Lee or LeeLee – left his home in Warwick on May 6 but despite extensive efforts, Warwickshire Police has been unable to locate him.

Officers have been working tirelessly since he disappeared – using all investigative opportunities and data enquires, speaking with witnesses, trawling CCTV and continue to follow every available lead.




Stefan is described as white, around six foot tall, with blue eyes and very short hair. He has connections to Coventry and parts of south Warwickshire.

The investigation into his disappearance was passed to Warwickshire Police’s major crime team at the beginning of this year.


Detective Inspector Gareth Unett, who is leading the investigation, said: “Today is Stefan’s birthday and the best present for his family would be information that could help us to locate him.

“Understandably, they are very upset and – given the length of time that has passed since he disappeared – really want to find him.

“So we’re again appealing for the public to help us if they think they’ve seen Stefan or know where he might be.

“Equally, if Stefan is safe and well, we’d ask him to contact us urgently so we can put his family’s mind to rest.

“We’d encourage anyone who wants to provide information about Stefan to use the online portal. Any information, no matter how small, could prove crucial to finding him.”

Anyone with information should submit it to Warwickshire Police online or anonymously via Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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