Second anniversary of disappearance

Russell Bohling, 19, still missing one year on.
Russell Bohling, 19, still missing one year on.

IT IS just over two years since teenager Russell Bohling went missing at Bempton Cliffs.

Russell, who was 18 when he disappeared, was last seen by his family on March 2 2010 when he left his home in West Ella at 8am.

They believed he was heading to college at Bishop Burton in the family car, a blue Renault Clio, but he never showed up. The car was later found in the car park at RSPB Bempton.

Police are still investigating Russell’s disappearance, and Insp Colin Waddington, head of Bridlington Police, said: “The investigation is still open, and we are working closely with other forces around the country, and internationally, in an effort to find Russell.

“Unfortunately, we have found no indication as yet that Russell is alive.

“I understand how terrible it must be for the family as the second anniversary of Russell’s disappearance comes around. These anniversaries really bring those feelings to the fore.

“The investigation is very much still on-going; we will keep on trying to find Russell.”

Russell is described as white, around 5ft 8ins tall with a medium build and short straight brown hair. He is considered vulnerable because of a speech and language disorder.

Russell’s father Roger Bohling last year said that he believed Russell may have been attracted to Bempton Cliffs by occultist drawings which he said had been left in the 1960s in disused RAF bunkers, situated on private farmland.

The bunkers have been fully sealed off with concrete at all entrances and exits.

Specialist searches of the bunker, as well as large scale extensive land, sea and air searches were carried out by police.

However, Russell’s parents, Roger and Christine, have criticised the investigation in the past, and in September last year brought a civil action against Humberside Police.

The case was thrown out by Recorder David Bradshaw who said in a written judgement that it was not the court’s place to determine whether an investigation had been handled well.

If you have any information about Russell’s whereabouts, or can recall anything about the event that could help the investigation in any way, you can contact Humberside Police on the non emergency number 101.