Search continues for missing man in Northumberland

Kilian Wolfgang Ruthlein
Kilian Wolfgang Ruthlein

Police searching for a man believed to be missing in Northumberland have released new information as the search continues.

Concern was raised for 26-year-old Kilian Wolfgang Ruthlein, from Darmstadt in Germany, on Friday, October 16, when police received a call from a member of the public who had found some of his clothing and belongings next to Kielder reservoir.

Officers have been joined by the Marine Unit, Forestry Commission, Northumbria Water and Search and Rescue to conduct extensive searches of the reservoir and surrounding areas. Police have spoken to Kilian's family and the local community and the search to trace him continues.

Chief Inspector Nicola Musgrove said: "We now have new information to release which may spark the memory of people who were staying in or around Kielder in the days after Kilian's disappearance.

"Members of the public have contacted us to say a man who looked like Kilian was staying at the Greenhead Hotel, Greenhead, on the evening of October 21. Witnesses say the man looked similar to the photos we have released of Kilian, spoke with a foreign accent and gave the name of Davidson.

"We appeal to the man, or anyone who may have seen or spoken to him, to contact us as they may have vital information to help with inquiries.

"We are working closely with Kilian's family to keep them updated of our progress and they are understandably distressed and desperate to know where Kilian is."

Anyone who may have information to help is asked to contact police on 101, ext 69191, quoting reference 505 16/10/15.