Renewed appeal to find artist Dan Venes who has been missing for almost one month

Daniel Venes

A renewed appeal has been made to find a man who has been missing for almost a month.

Talented artist and musician Dan Venes was last seen in the College Road area of Margate at around 6pm on Saturday 14 August. A further sighting was on Margate seafront heading in the direction of Westgate.

He had been taken to QEQM Hospital due to concerns for his welfare but left soon afterwards,.

The 31-year-old is described as being 5ft 9ins tall with a slim build and short, dark hair.

He also has a short beard and was last seen wearing a red and black checked shirt with black jeans.

Although there have been a number of potential sightings Dan has still not been found.

Friends have set up a facebook group- Help find Dan Venes – and have put posters up in Thanet, Canterbury, Herne Bay and Sturry, They will also be handing out 2,000 leaflets urging people to keep a look out for Dan.

Lucinda Rose, who is helping friends Kay Williams Foxley and Barry Foxley  with the page, said: “ It is a good way to spread awareness and get more people looking.

“The posters have been put in Canterbury, Margate Herne Bay and Sturry and we are in the process of sending out 2000 leaflets. We also put up some positive posters to let Dan know he is not in any trouble.

“We have had a professional pilot search areas with an infrared drone.

“Please Dan come home you’re not in any trouble, everyone is waiting for you with open arms. Your family is missing you and so are your friends.”

Dan is from Canterbury but has also previously lived in Herne Bay. He has a large social media following for his art and music.

A plea on the Help find Dan Venes page says: “He is a kind caring person. He loves art and has a good level of survival knowledge. His family and friends are going out of their minds with worry

“Dan does not have his phone and has not used his bank card. He left in black jeans and a red and black checked shirt, we don’t know if he has changed his clothes and his hair/beard may appear darker or longer. “

Anyone with information is asked to call Kent Police on 101 quoting 14-1230.

The Help find Dan Venes group can be found here

A message for Dan on the Missing Persons website says: “Daniel we are here for you whenever you are ready; we can listen, talk you through what help you need, pass a message for you and help you to be safe. Call. Text. 9am-11pm Free. Confidential. 116000.”