New CCTV images of bike rider released to help trace missing soldier Josh Thomas
OFFICERS investigating the disappearance of Chatham soldier Josh Thomas have released two CCTV images of bike riders they are urging to come forward and help with their enquiries.
The 18-year-old, who was a soldier at Brompton Barracks, was last seen by a friend outside the City Wall pub in Rochester on Wednesday 10 April celebrating passing his exam.
Detectives are appealing directly to two males seen riding push bikes along Corporation Street, Strood-bound, minutes after Josh had been seen in that area just after 1am.
It was previously thought the two males were riding small BMX bikes, but new CCTV images show they are in fact mountain bikes.
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Further CCTV footage recently obtained shows a white lorry with the word 'Sunlight' emblazoned across the side, which is seen to drive along Corporation Street just minutes after Josh was last sighted.
Investigating officer, detective sergeant Rik Spicer, said: "This new CCTV footage shows the two bike riders were riding on mountain bikes, not BMX bikes as previous images appeared to show. I would urge them to come forward and help us with any information they may have, however small they may think it is - it could prove helpful.
"Footage also shows a white lorry with 'Sunlight' on the side driving on Corporation Street several minutes after Josh is seen there. Did the driver see Josh, did he see where he was walking? I’d like that driver to come forward and help us with our enquiries."
Mr Thomas, from Wales, is a soldier at the barracks on Dock Road in Gillingham.
He is described as white, about 5ft 9in tall, slim build and with short dark brown hair. He was wearing a dark blue Lyle and Scott jumper with white and red collar, grey jeans and white Converse trainers.
If you have any information, call DS Spicer on 101, quoting reference 10-0243. Alternatively contact Kent Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.