Mystery fisherman is key witness in disappearance of Freshwater man, say police (updated)

Police are treating this fisherman as a key witness in the disappearance of Matthew Doyle and are keen to speak to him. If this is you, or you know who this man is, please get in touch

Police control operator

Thank you to those who have helped our enquiries into the disappearance of 40-year-old Matthew Doyle on the Isle of Wight.

Last week we appealed for the identities of four fishermen who we believe saw Matthew up until around 1.30am on Tuesday 26th May, on Yarmouth Pier.

Key witness
We have now identified three of these men, but we are still yet to identify the fourth man (pictured).

Possible Witness
Do you recognise this fisherman?

We are treating this man as a key witness, and would like to speak to him. If this is you, or you know who this man is, please get in touch.

Not seen for eight days
The last reported sighting of Matthew was on Monday 25th May, and he was last spoken to by telephone later that evening.

It is believed that he attended Broadway Stores, Totland, at around 7.20pm that evening.

A bag of Matthew’s belongings was later located on Yarmouth Pier on 26 May.

Matthew is described as black, 5ft 6ins tall, with short black hair.

Get in touch
Our enquiries to locate him continue, so if you see him or think you may have seen him since Monday 25th May, please call us on 101, quoting 44200187527.

Article edit
11.15am 29th June – photos of Matthew removed after Police confirm his body was found off the Needles

News shared by Hampshire Constabulary. Ed

Image: West Midlands Police under CC BY 2.0

Monday, 1st June, 2020 1:06pm



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