The search for a man who travelled to Reading after going missing has continued for six months as of today (October 20).

Doug Carroll was last seen in Tunbridge Wells on April 20, but police understand he travelled to Reading and his vehicle was abandoned in Compton.

On the six-month anniversary of his disappearance, Thames Valley Police released new images in a renewed appeal for help in locating him.

Investigating officer Detective Sergeant Jon Shaw said: “Naturally, his family and his partner are very distressed at his disappearance, that was completely out of character for him.

Reading Chronicle: An image of Doug Carroll's car released by Thames Valley PoliceAn image of Doug Carroll's car released by Thames Valley Police

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He said: “We have no confirmed sightings of Doug leaving his vehicle, and we have no clue as to where he went after doing so.”

Doug is described as around 6ft 3ins tall, of slim build with brown hair and brown eyes.

He was last seen wearing a black hooded top, a black t-shirt, black Ellesse jogging bottoms and black Vans trainers.

He was also carrying with him a black Poker Stars rucksack and is believed to have had black sunglasses with him.

“Were you up on the Ridgeway on 21 April this year? Do you remember seeing a man matching Doug’s description or this car, either on the Ridgeway or driving towards the Ridgeway?” said the investigating officer.

“We had a possible sighting reported of Doug leaving his car on foot in the general direction of Aldworth, but there have been no confirmed sightings of him.

“The Ridgeway is a very popular area for walkers, and I am sure that someone will have seen him, or his vehicle around 21 April.”

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He urged anybody with information, no matter how insignificant they feel it may be, to contact Thames Valley Police.

The detective said: “His family need to know what has happened to Doug and we continue to search in and around the area for clues as to his whereabouts."

You can submit information by calling 101 and quoting reference number 43210168920.