Police appeal to public to locate missing sailor who set sail from Poole
Police are appealing to the public to find a missing man after he disappeared after setting sail from Poole.
Hany Nabil Mustapha, a 46-year-old London man left Poole Yacht Club on Saturday October 27 - hours after buying a small yacht. However, his boat was found beached at Grange Chine, off the coast of the Isle of Wight - as he travelling towards Hayling Island, Hampshire.
HM Coastguard launched a search operation for Mr Mustpaha, but was later called off. It is still unclear what happened to the missing man, with police appealing to the public to find him.
Mr Mustapha is described as being approximately six feet three inches tall, of mid-European appearance with a stocky build. He has short, dark receding hair and a goatee beard.
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He was last seen wearing a white sailing jacket, sunglasses and a hat.
Detective Inspector Pete Little said: "We are obviously concerned about Mr Mustapha and I am releasing an image of him in the hope that the public may be able to assist us in locating him.
"Mr Mustapha's boat was found with nobody on board and with the motor still running off the coast of the Isle of Wight."
Anyone with any information of knowledge about Mr Mustapha's whereabouts should call Dorset Police on 101, quoting incident number 27: 455.
Solent Coastguard Watch Manager David Williams said: "If you are about to set to sea, please ensure that you are familiar with your boat and equipment, get appropriate training and ensure that you and your crew wear well maintained, corrected fitted lifejacets."