Paul Arber. Photo / NZ Police
A missing Australian tennis coach who was last seen on
Saturday had prompted a plea for sightings from police.
Paul Arber, 38, was last seen walking south on Grey Street in
Hamilton East at approximately 9pm on Saturday night heading
towards Cook Street and Steel Park.
Waikato police are investigating his unexplained
Detective Inspector Karl Thornton said immediately before his
last sighting Mr Arber was seen to stop and pat the dog of a
couple who were out walking their pet.
He was visiting Hamilton with a large group of children and
young people who were attending a tennis tournament being
held in Hamilton this week.
He is described as a slightly built Caucasian, 179
centimetres tall (5 foot 9 inches) with short dark hair.
At the time of his disappearance, Mr Arber was wearing a grey
tracksuit with a tennis logo the left breast of the top and
the Wilson tennis logo on the left shoulder of the top, Mr
Police were appealing for the couple who were on Grey Street
walking their dog to come forward and would like to speak to
anyone else who may have seen Mr Arber.
"We are becoming increasingly concerned that we have not
heard from Mr Arber. He is not familiar with the area and
does not know anyone in Hamilton," Mr Thornton said.
Any information which may assist in locating him can be
provided to the Hamilton Police Station on 07 858 6200 or
anonymously through Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.
- Brendan Manning