Police renew appeal for missing man

Police are appealing for information from the public to help find a missing man. Josef Skrdlant has not been seen since he left his home in the Queens Park area of Crewe on foot at around 10am on Friday 19 February. The 51-year-old is around 5' 2" tall with a proportionate build. He is white with a tanned complexion and has brown eyes and black hair that is greying and receding. When Josef was last seen he was wearing a black jacket, blue jeans and blue shoes. He is originally from the Czech Republic and speaks very little English. Josef has recently moved back to Crewe from Birmingham. Cheshire Constabulary is urging anyone who sees him or has any information regarding his whereabouts to come forward. Inspector Dave Levins, of Crewe Local Policing Unit, said: “This is the first time that Josef Skrdlant has been reported as missing to the police. “A number of officers have been searching for him, so far to no avail, and we are becoming increasingly concerned for his welfare. “He lives in Crewe but has recently been living in Birmingham. “I urge anyone in those areas or elsewhere who thinks that they may have seen Josef since he went missing to get in touch with us. “The same goes for anyone with any information regarding his whereabouts, or CCTV or dashcam footage of him since he went missing on the morning of Friday 19 February.” Anyone with information or footage that may help officers find Josef is asked to call Cheshire Constabulary immediately on 101, quoting IML 814198.

Police are again appealing for information regarding a 51-year-old man who has now been missing for more than two weeks.

Josef Skrdlant, who is also known as Pepik, left his home in the Queens Park area of Crewe to go for a walk at around 10am on Friday 19 February.

His family have not heard from him since.

Officers are urging anyone who sees him or has any information regarding his whereabouts to get in touch.

Detective Inspector Claire Jesson, of Crewe Local Policing Unit, said:

Josef, who some people know by his nickname of Pepik, has now been missing for more than a fortnight and we are becoming increasingly concerned for his welfare.

It is completely out of character for Josef to not make contact with his family or return home – he has never been reported as missing to the police before.

We have been conducting searches for him since he was reported as missing. So far, the extensive efforts of our officers have been to no avail. 

Josef lives in Crewe and we believe that he is most likely in the town.

There have been some potential sightings of him within Crewe since he went missing, but none of them are confirmed sightings.

Josef was recently living in Birmingham and he also has links to Bradford.

I urge anyone in the Crewe, Birmingham and Bradford areas or elsewhere who thinks that they may have seen Josef since he went missing to contact us at Crewe Police Station.

The same goes for anyone with any information regarding his whereabouts, or CCTV or dashcam footage of him that was recorded after 10am on Friday 19 February.

I would also like to appeal directly to Josef to get in touch to let us and your family know that you are safe. You are not in any trouble. We are all just really worried about you.

Josef is around 5’ 2” tall with a proportionate build.

He is white with a tanned complexion and has brown eyes and black hair that is greying and receding.

When Josef went missing he was wearing a black jacket, blue jeans and blue shoes.

He is originally from the Czech Republic and speaks very little English.

Anyone with information or footage that may help officers find Josef is asked to call Cheshire Constabulary immediately on 101, quoting IML 922551.

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