Reported Missing follows mysterious case of man who 'disappeared off the face of the earth'

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BBC One's Reported Missing returns tonight, following the real life case of a missing newly wed.

Every two minutes someone in Britain goes missing and BBC's Reported Missing follows the hunt for them, from the police tasked with finding them to loved ones left at home.

Last week's opening episode focused on missing children while tonight is all about adults who have apparently vanished into thin air.

The missing person in question is 28-year-old Darren, who has disappeared six weeks after getting wed.

Inspector Simon Orton and the team at Durham Police are left baffled: "I would expect that there will be some crumb: some spark, a sighting, a phone call from somebody who's spoken to them. There will be a proof of life - and that’s what we’re after, a proof of life.

"But it’s almost like he just disappeared off the face of the earth.”

As detectives dig deeper into events leading up to Darren’s disappearance, they uncover secrets and lies.

All is not what it seems, but there are many reasons why people don’t always tell the police the whole truth and it’s down to Claire McElvaney and her partner from Darlington CID to work out what is relevant to their investigation and what is not.

Claire says: “People do have secrets. It’s quite common. Our job is to work out who they really are and what they’re about. What they’re thinking, how their lifestyle is.

"I just automatically think what is going in in your head? Where are you going? What are you gonna go and do next? And it really does make me try and get back into their heads again of what’s around you? What have you just done?”

Reported Missing airs on BBC One tonight at 9PM.

 

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