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River search continues for missing man Taha Deria

SOUTH WALES Police is continuing the search for missing man Taha Deria who has been missing for a week.

The 32-year-old, who is vulnerable due to his mental health, was last seen leaving his family home in Penarth Road, Grangetown, sometime between 10.30am and 11.30am on Thursday, June 6.

Taha, who lives with his parents and siblings, left without any money, medication, mobile phone or any other belongings.

Today, specialist search teams will begin using sonar equipment to check the River Taff from Wood Street towards Penarth Road.

Although there is no evidence Taha has entered the river, officers are undertaking the search due to the river’s proximity to his home address and where he was last seen.

Detective Constable Seline Ludvigsen, from Cardiff Bay Police Station, said: “We are getting increasingly concerned about Taha. He is vulnerable and this is a very worrying for his family.

“We would appeal for anyone who has private CCTV to please check their cameras from around 10.30am last Thursday and for anyone else who has seen him to please contact us.”

Officers have been checking CCTV, the river banks, and alleyways in and around the Grangetown area since he was reported missing.

Residents and businesses in the Penarth Road area are asked to check their CCTV for any sighting of Taha.

He is described has having a distinctive walk as he walks quickly while swinging his left arm and is known to talk to himself.

He was last seen wearing a black jacket, black jogging bottoms and Adidas sliders.

If you have any information that can assist, please ring 101 quoting reference *204162.

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