Appeal to locate man missing from Wellington

Thursday, 16 May 2024 01:57:46 AM

Please note: An image of the missing person is available on NSW Police Force social media sites.

Police are appealing for public assistance to locate a man missing from Wellington near Dubbo.

David ‘Dougie’ Burge, 57, was last seen in Wellington, about 9am yesterday (Wednesday 15 May 2024).

When he could not be located or contacted, David was reported missing to officers from Orana Mid-Western Police District, who commenced inquiries to locate him.

Police and family hold concerns for David’s welfare as his behaviour is considered out of character.

David is described as being of Aboriginal/Torres Strait Islander appearance, tanned complexion, 160cm -180cm tall, muscular build, brown hair and eyes and brown beard. When last seen he was wearing Wellington Cowboys football shorts, a Wellington Cowboys maroon and blue hoodie, and tan work boots.

David is known to frequent the local area however checks have failed to find him.

Anyone with information into his whereabouts or sights David is urged to contact Dubbo Police Area Command or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact Crime Stoppers: 1800 333 000 or https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au. Information is treated in strict confidence. The public is reminded not to report information via NSW Police social media pages.