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Op Mounpellier - Missing Person - Steven Newing

Police in Norfolk have appealed for assistance in locating Steven Newing who was 11 years old when he was reported missing on 2nd September 1969 in Fakenham.

Details of Incident

Steven Paul Newing was just 11 years old when he disappeared from Fakenham, Norfolk on the 2nd September 1969. The last corroborated sighting of him was in Lee Warner Avenue at about 3pm. Someone who knew Steven reported they saw him whilst they were traveling on a bus along the A148 at Thursford, later that evening.

Steven was described as about 4’10” tall and medium build, light brown hair with a quiff at the front, blue eyes, round chin, a flat nose, thin eyebrows and large ears. He had a small scar on the right side of his forehead, a three- inch scar on his left thigh and his right arm was slightly disjointed at the elbow.

He was last seen wearing blue roll neck sweater with yellow and green sweater over the top, blue jeans with Cub’s leather belt, baseball boots and a green anorak.

Following Steven being reported missing, Norfolk Police conducted a large scale investigation into his whereabouts and followed up many sighting reports. Sadly, none of these resulted in the Steven being found. Andy Guy, Head of the Norfolk and Suffolk Constabulary Major Crime Review Team said:

“It is now half a century since Steven Newing went missing from the Fakenham area. During that time the police have received many different leads and pieces of information about his disappearance, despite following these leads to conclusion, Steven is still missing.

Jean, Steven’s mother died 5 years ago without knowing what happened to her son, Steven’s two sisters and brother would still like to know what became of him. It is right we continue to try an answer that question.”

If you have any information that may assist us in finding Steven, please click below.

Contact Information

If you would prefer to speak to someone please call 101 and ask for Norfolk Police quoting Operation Mounpellier and a member of the Enquiry Team will call you back.
Crimestoppers can also be contacted on 0800 555111 or online at