John Dick Missing – What happened to former Suffolk Royal Marine Veteran ?

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John Dick Missing – Authorities needs help in finding 38 year-old John Dick last seen in Dovercourt, ESSEX.

A post was made on Facebook by the family of John Dick, 38, from Suffolk to help find Him. He was last seen in Dovercourt, ESSEX on 30 November. He was said to be “very much missed and very loved”.

John’s mum said while describing him “He has 2 sleeve tattoo of super heroes and the royal marine badge. Please everyone look for him, We his family his wife and children just want him back”.

Report says he is now wanted by Norfolk Police in connection to a “grievous bodily harm level assault ” in Thetford.

A statement was made by the Norfolk Police saying “following a number of weeks of inquiries by our colleagues in Suffolk , John is no longer being treated as a missing person. officers in Norfolk investigating the serious assault in which a man suffered a stab wound have exhausted options trying to relocate and re-arrest John, which led to us circulating a public appeal for information concerning his whereabouts”.

John Dick Description:

The 38 year old is described as a White male who has grey and black hair.

Distinctive features was given as 2 sleeve tattoo. No birth marks was given.

Dick’s family reportedly said he was a Royal Marine of 13 years’ service.

Norfolk made a statement that they believed Mr Dick “could have connections across England, including in Suffolk, Essex,  Swindon, Coventry and Hertfordshire”.

Anyone with information to help find John Dick has been asked to call 911.


John Dick Found:

Police have confirmed a human skull found near Harwich Port belonged to a Suffolk-based Royal Marines veteran who had been missing for 10 months.

The Essex Police said the skull was found near a building site at the port on July 19, while further bones were discovered along the coastline in Bathside Bay earlier this month.

A DNA testing was carried out on the skull and it was confirmed to be the remains of John Dick, a father-of-two from Bury St Edmunds.

Mr. John was last seen at Dovercourt railway station in Essex on 30 November last year.

Suffolk police and other forces launched an appeal for help in tracing the 38-year-old as members of his family issued a desperate plea for him to return home.

The veteran, who served in the Marines for 13 years, had been classed as ‘high-risk’ by police, but the active search closed in early April as officers exhausted their leads.

Mr. John’s family said they were told last Wednesday that he had died.

He leaves behind his wife, Lorna, and two young children.

Having not been seen since last year, Mr. John was wanted by Norfolk police in connection with an assault in Thetford the day before his disappearance.

Mr. John grew up in Letchworth Garden City in Hertfordshire before he served in the Marines and moved to Suffolk.

His sister, Amy Hooper, said Mr. John  had been “under an extraordinary amount of stress” in the lead up to his disappearance.

She added: “John and I are Letchworth born and bred. We went to Northfields Infants’ and Nursery School, the Grange and then Norton.

“We’ve been living an absolute nightmare that has ended in the worst possible way.

“I know many of you will have met him in his 38 years with us and I know he was much-loved by so many.”

In a statement, Mr. John’s family said: “We are absolutely devastated by the loss of our John.

“He was a wonderful man who was funny, kind, generous and trusting and, from the stories that have been shared, it is clear that this has been seen far and wide by so many people.

“Everyone that knew him is better for knowing him and John will be forever missed.

“He was so very loved as a daddy, husband, son and brother and our hearts are shattered at our loss.”