Marchers call for new Damien hunt

By Jon Moreno

Saturday, December 8, 2012

 

Marchers call for new Damien hunt

The Damien Nettles marchers with organiser Kaley Hall holding the placard. Picture by Peter Boam

SUPPORTERS of fresh calls for the police to extend their hunt for missing Isle of Wight man Damien Nettles marched through Newport this morning (Saturday).

Around 30 people took part in a peaceful march from Cineworld to Newport Police Station, via the town centre, calling for the investigation team to widen their search to new locations in Parkhurst Forest and Gurnard.

During the march, some shoppers walked part of the route, which wound up South Street and onto St James’s Street and the High Street.

Motorists also showed their support by sounding their horns.

The campaigners stayed at the police station for some time.

The march was organised by 37-year-old Cowes mum, Kaley Hall, who hopes the community will add their support to the campaign in the coming weeks.

She said: "There were not as many people here on the march this morning as I would have hoped, but we have a lot of supporters out there. Many of them have changed their Facebook picture to that of Damien.

"We plan to run petitions and more rallies in the new year and we will be taking part in Cowes Carnival on December 22, with a car covered in posters of Damien, to try to increase our support.

"Hopefully, we will have a lot more walkers with us for those events."

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