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Tenant Believed to Have Information About Missing Landlord Spotted

Published On: August 21, 2015 at 5:33 pm


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Police investigating the disappearance of landlord Alec Warburton, of Swansea, have spotted the man – Warburton’s tenant – who they have urged to contact them.

Last week, we reported that a murder investigation has begun: /murder-investigation-regarding-missing-landlord-continues/

Warburton’s car was found at Birkenhead ferry port near Liverpool.

The police have called for his lodger, David Ellis, 40, to contact them, but now have CCTV footage of him boarding a ferry to Belfast, Northern Ireland.

Warburton, 59, has not been seen since Friday 31st July.

Ellis boarded a Stena Line Lagan ferry at 22:30 on 5th August and arrived in Belfast at 07:00 the following day.

Police believe he may have been in Dolwyddelan and Betws-y-Coed, Conwy, on the days before he travelled.

Det Supt Paul Hurley of South Wales Police, says: “Our investigation and search for Mr. Warburton and Mr. Ellis has extended from Swansea to north Wales and now to Northern Ireland, where we have deployed officers to work alongside the Police Service of Northern Ireland to carry out enquiries.

“Mr. Ellis’s whereabouts in Ireland are unknown. He may have friends, associates or family in Ireland offering him accommodation. We appeal to anyone who has seen him to come forward.

“I appeal to anyone who has seen Mr. Warburton or Mr. Ellis to contact the police. I appeal directly to Mr. Ellis to come forward as I believe that you hold the information we need to establish the circumstances of Alec Warburton’s disappearance.”1  


Murder Investigation Regarding Missing Landlord Continues

Published On: August 12, 2015 at 1:53 pm


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A landlord in Swansea has gone missing, causing a murder investigation to begin.

Alec Warburton, 59, has not been seen since 31st July.

South Wales Police has appealed to his lodger, David Craig Ellis, who they believe has information about Warburton’s disappearance.

Yesterday, Det Supt Paul Hurley directly appealed for Ellis to get in touch.

Warburton was reported missing from his home in Vivian Road, Sketty, just after midday on 2nd August.

Officers have been searching in the property, where Ellis also lived, and in its surrounding area. A police tent has been erected on the street.

Police are also looking for a green Peugeot 205 with the number plate M805 HFJ. They hope that someone has seen it.

Det Supt Hurley says: “This car was driven to north Wales on Saturday 1st August and we want to hear from anyone who may have seen it or David Ellis at any time between 2pm and midnight that day between Caersws and Betws-y-Coed.

“The car was returned to Swansea during the following morning. We know it was used in the Swansea area until 4th August and it has not been located since.”

To Ellis, he adds: “We want to find out what has happened to Alec Warburton. I believe that you have valuable information which will help us in our inquiries.”1