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WATCH: CCTV footage of Matthew Bourgaize

WATCH: CCTV footage of Matthew Bourgaize

Friday 17 January 2020

WATCH: CCTV footage of Matthew Bourgaize

Friday 17 January 2020

Guernsey Police have released CCTV footage of a missing man, nearly a week after he was last seen, as the search for him continues.

29-year-old Matthew Bourgaize left the Oberlands Centre at the Princess Elizabeth Hospital at 14:50 on Saturday 11 January and hasn't been seen since.

It's been confirmed that he was a patient at the mental health facility, but as he was believed to be responding well to treatment his disappearance surprised his family, and has left them and his wider circle of relatives and friends very worried. 

Mr Bourgaize did not have any ID on him, or any of the medication he had been taking. He has not accessed his bank or social media accounts since he was last seen and a search of locations he is known to frequent has not led police any closer to finding him.

His last known movements were caught on CCTV as he walked out of the Oberlands Centre and headed towards Jeffrey's Service Station at the top of the Ruette Braye on the junction of St Peter Port and St Martin's.

Now, further CCTV footage has been found, showing Mr Bourgaize in his distinctive 'Parka' style coat, walking through the Ville au Roi area towards Croutes Havilland and onto Fort Road. There has been no confirmed sightings of him since then. 

Matthew Bourgaize CCTV from Bailiwick Express on Vimeo.

Guernsey Police say they are "continuing their search for 29-year-old Matthew Bourgaize who was last seen on Saturday 11 January", with officers acting on information supplied by "several members of the public".

This has included "a number of sightings on CCTV," which show Mr Bourgaize in the Ville Au Roi and Croutes Havilland areas, before the final sighting shows him turning right onto Fort Road. The footage above was filmed between 14:50 and 15:20 on Saturday 11 January.

Guernsey Police are urging Mr Bourgaize himself to make contact, and for anyone with any information relating to his disappearance or current whereabouts to speak to officers.

In particular homeowners in the area around Fort Road are asked to check their land.


Pictured: Matthew Bourgaize. In the second image he is wearing the clothes he was in when he was last seen. 

"Other lines of enquiry have also been investigated but as yet they have not led to further positive sightings of Matthew," said a spokesperson for Guernsey Police, "but we would continue to invite members of the public to contact us with any information that maybe helpful, on 01481 725111. We would particularly ask people living in the area of Fort Road to check any outbuildings and isolated areas on their private land.

"Officers have continued searching relevant locations and speaking with Matthews friends and family. A drone and the Sea Fisheries RIB are also involved in the search efforts.

"Guernsey Police would also like to state again that if this message reaches Matthew, we would encourage him to make himself known to us, so we can ensure he receives all the care and support he needs."


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