Avon and Somerset Police update – 4th Nov
We’re continuing to search for Cheddar teenager Rasmus Barlow who has been missing since Monday.
Rasmus, a student at Strode College, was last seen at 8.45am on Monday walking on a bridge over a stream near The Causeway in Street, heading towards Glastonbury.
He’d travelled on his usual bus from his home in Cheddar to Street, but did not attend any lessons and hasn’t been seen since.
As part of our enquiry, officers carried out searches of the area around Nyland Hill near Draycott yesterday, assisted by volunteers with Avon and Somerset Search and Rescue.
Searches are due to continue today and will involve the National Police Air Service helicopter.
“We have a team of officers and staff working on this inquiry to try and find Rasmus and we’re keeping his family fully informed of our progress.” – DI James Francomb
Det Insp James Francomb said: “We have a team of officers and staff working on this inquiry to try and find Rasmus and we’re keeping his family fully informed of our progress.
“We know Rasmus took his usual bus to his school in Street but didn’t attend any lessons, which is extremely out of character for him.
“Although we don’t have a confirmed sighting, our enquiries suggest Rasmus then took a bus from Street towards Wells later the same morning, and then another bus heading towards Cheddar.
“We are now concentrating our enquiries and searches on the Cheddar, Street and Glastonbury areas.
“We’d like to speak to anyone who knows where Rasmus is, as well as anyone who thinks they may have seen him since 8.45am on Monday.”
Rasmus is 5ft 7ins, slim, with dark brown hair and brown eyes, and he was last seen wearing dark jeans, a black t-shirt, a black ski-style jacket, white trainers and carrying a red and black rucksack.
If you see Rasmus please call 999 and quote log number 819 of 2 November. If you have any information which could assist our enquiry please call 101 and quote the same reference number.