Published: October 15, 2010
Missing malaria nurse had former links with Burnham-On-Sea

A nurse who went missing last week after being infected with malaria has links with Burnham-On-Sea, it has emerged this week.

Matthew Lloyd, 35, who works at Southampton General Hospital, needs life-saving treatment after taking part in an anti-malarial drugs trial.

He failed to turn up for a follow-up appointment in Oxford on 7th October, prompting an urgent appeal from police and his family, who want him to seek medical attention.

Matthew previously lived in Burnham and one friend has written on Burnham-On-Sea.com's forums this week how she remembers that the man was a member of the Sea Cadets unit in Highbridge and previously worked at Brean Leisure Park.

Police have issued a CCTV image of the last confirmed sighting of Mr Lloyd, 35, near King's Cross station in London on October 5th. Detectives now believe he may have travelled abroad after inquiries suggested he was carrying his passport and £900 in cash.

His family have said his disappearance is out of character and it is not known why he has gone missing.

Det Insp Dave Jackson, of Hampshire police, said: "Our concerns for Matthew's health are increasing because he needs urgent medication, which he does not have with him. Even the smallest detail could prove crucial in finding Matthew so he can receive his life-saving medication in time."



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