Police investigating the disappearance of landlord Alec Warburton, of Swansea, have spotted the man – Warburton’s tenant – who they have urged to contact them.
Last week, we reported that a murder investigation has begun: /murder-investigation-regarding-missing-landlord-continues/
Warburton’s car was found at Birkenhead ferry port near Liverpool.
The police have called for his lodger, David Ellis, 40, to contact them, but now have CCTV footage of him boarding a ferry to Belfast, Northern Ireland.
Warburton, 59, has not been seen since Friday 31st July.
Ellis boarded a Stena Line Lagan ferry at 22:30 on 5th August and arrived in Belfast at 07:00 the following day.
Police believe he may have been in Dolwyddelan and Betws-y-Coed, Conwy, on the days before he travelled.
Det Supt Paul Hurley of South Wales Police, says: “Our investigation and search for Mr. Warburton and Mr. Ellis has extended from Swansea to north Wales and now to Northern Ireland, where we have deployed officers to work alongside the Police Service of Northern Ireland to carry out enquiries.
“Mr. Ellis’s whereabouts in Ireland are unknown. He may have friends, associates or family in Ireland offering him accommodation. We appeal to anyone who has seen him to come forward.
“I appeal to anyone who has seen Mr. Warburton or Mr. Ellis to contact the police. I appeal directly to Mr. Ellis to come forward as I believe that you hold the information we need to establish the circumstances of Alec Warburton’s disappearance.”1