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Police renew call for missing Coledale man

National Missing Persons Week’s theme this year is ‘youth’ and the prevention of young people from going missing.
This week police are asking people to ‘Take the time to let somebody know,’ to highlight the importance of young people, as well as the broader community, to let somebody know where you are and when you will return.
Each year approximately 35,000 people are reported missing in Australia, this is equivalent to one person every 15 minutes.
About 11am Tuesday September 30 2008, Robert Neville was last seen at his home in Coledale.
Mr Neville, aged 30, stated to his family that he was ‘going for a walk’ but never returned.
Police hold concerns for the safety and welfare of Mr Neville.
He is described as Caucasian in appearance, 180cm tall, of medium build, with brown hair and green eyes.
Anyone who knows of Robert’s whereabouts on anyone who can assist with information should contact Wollongong Police or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.


About Mick Roberts

A journalist, writer and historian, Mick Roberts specialises in Australian cultural history, particularly associated with the Australian hotel and liquor industry. Mick has had an interest in revealing the colourful story of Australian pubs and associated industries for over 30 years. He is working on a comprehensive history of the hotel and liquor industry in the Illawarra region of NSW. Besides writing a number of history books, Mick managed several community newspapers. He has been editor of the Wollongong Northern News, The Bulli Times, The Northern Times, The Northern Leader and The Local - all located in the Wollongong region. As a journalist he has worked for Rural Press, Cumberland (News Limited), the Sydney city newspaper, City News, and Torch Publications based in Canterbury Bankstown, NSW.


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