9 Dec 2013

Inquiry appeals for sightings of ute

5:00 pm on 9 December 2013

Police are appealing for sightings of a Ford ute driven by a missing Whanganui man. Whetu Teaola Hansen has not been seen since 24 November this year.

Whetu Teaola Hansen.

Whetu Teaola Hansen. Photo: NZ POLICE

Police say the 48-year-old was known to frequently drive a grey primer-coloured 1980 Ford ute with the registration number JM9538.

The vehicle was found at a property on Akers Road in Linton and is being forensically examined.

Detective Senior Sergeant Simon Harrison says Mr Hansen was driving this vehicle towards Palmerston North on the day he was last seen.

Police want to hear from anyone who saw the vehicle between 1 and 5 December.