Police continue to search for Leamington man who went missing one year ago

Sakhminder Uppal
Sakhminder Uppal

Warwickshire Police are continuing to search for a Leamington man who went missing one year ago today (February 14).

Sakhminder Uppal, 42 and known as Navi, who was last seen when he picked up by a taxi from his home address and was dropped off near Victoria Park in Leamington on Sunday 14 February, 2016, at approximately 10pm.

Navi is 5ft 8ins tall and of athletic build with short black hair and was clean shaven when he left his home.

He was last seen wearing a black jacket, a bright blue jumper, a white t-shirt and tan coloured ankle boots.

Navi’s family have released the below statement: “We haven’t given up hope and would again ask anyone who may have seen Navi to please contact police. No matter how insignificant you may think it is, any information is valuable.

“Navi is a much loved son, brother and friend and we continue to miss him terribly. At family occasions, his absence is deeply felt.

“Navi, if you see this, please get in touch, we just want to know you are safe. We all miss you and we love you.”

Investigating officer, Insp Lee Crofts, has said: “Navi has not been seen or heard from for 12 months now and we continue to appeal for anyone who may have any information relating to his whereabouts to contact us on 101.

“One year on, perhaps you will be going to the same restaurant for Valentine’s Day or walking through the park like you did on a similarly cold night 12 months ago? If anything, even the smallest memory comes to mind then please contact Warwickshire Police.

“I would ask the public to continue to share our appeal, please use the hashtag #HelpFindNavi on social media to spread the word to reach as many people as possible.”

Anybody with any information as to Navi’s whereabouts can contact Warwickshire Police on 101 or, from outside the United Kingdom, on 00 44 1926 415000.