Monday, 14 August 2006 - 11:53am |
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Police seek information on missing Victoria University student

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Wellington CIB is urging missing Victoria University student Daniel Antonious Hansman, or anyone knowing his whereabouts, to contact police.

Detective Senior Sergeant Shane Cotter, Wellington CIB, says the 19-year-old New Plymouth man who is studying design at Victoria University in Wellington, hasn't been seen since 11.30pm last Thursday night outside Coyotes in Courtenay Place.

Daniel didn't attend lectures on Friday, and hasn't been back to his flat in Everton Terrace, Kelburn, or made contact with his flatmates or family.

"It's out of character for Daniel to disappear without any explanation," Detective Senior Sergeant Cotter says. "His parents are concerned for his safety. We'd really like to know where he is and either hear from Daniel, or from people who may have seen him or been in contact with him during the last four days.

"We urge Daniel to contact us or his parents."

Daniel is a European, 177cm tall, of medium build, has blue eyes and has very dark brown to black medium length hair. When last seen he was wearing dark jeans, a dark blue and black shirt with white and grey vertical stripes on it and black dress shoes. He has a goatee and was unshaven.

He was reported missing to police by a concerned flatmate on Friday night.

Detective Senior Sergeant Cotter says that Daniel had been out with two female friends and a male friend socialising in the Courtenay Place area on Thursday night, 10 August.

"We understand that Daniel was intoxicated. The women were allowed into a bar but both Daniel and the other male in the group were refused entry.

"The boys both tried several other bars without success. His friend went to a toilet and when he finished and looked around, Daniel was nowhere to be seen."

Daniel probably had his cellphone with him and carried his driver's licence for identification. He didn't have a wallet with him, and police are not sure if he was carrying any other property.

He hasn't answered any calls left on his cellphone since he disappeared.

If people have information about Daniel or his whereabouts, please contact the inquiry team at Wellington CIB on 04 381 2000.


Released by Kaye Calder

Wellington Police District communications manager

tel 04 496 3464