POLICE are appealing form information on a man who went missing from his home nearly two years ago after being arrested for possession of indecent images of children.

Andrew Simmonds, 57, disappeared from his Amesbury home on March 2, 2012. But media appeals and an investigation have failed to locate him.

Superintendent Caroline Evely, dead of the public protection department said: “Officers have been carrying out exhaustive enquiries to ascertain Simmonds’s last movements, both in the UK and abroad, and followed up leads that he may have gone to France but this does not appear to be the case.

“We believe he has limited access to funds and are keeping an open mind regarding a range of potential scenarios. It is really important that we locate this man so we can speak to him regarding these allegations.

“His family have had no contact from him since the 2nd March 2012 and were not aware of the serious allegations against him. We recognise the distress that this case is causing them and thank them for their co operation.”

Anyone with information about Andrew Simmonds can contact Wiltshire Police on 01380 735735 in confidence.