Dozens of people are currently missing across the county.

Missing People is a UK charity that looks to bring missing persons home. It lists missing people from across Sussex in a bid to collect information about their whereabouts and hopefully reunite them with their loved ones.

A missing person is reported every 90 seconds in the UK and there are currently 23 missing across Sussex of all ages and backgrounds.

You can report a sighting free and confidentially to Missing People by calling 116 000, emailing 116000@missingpeople.org.uk or completing its sightings form here.

Ervis Ndreca

Ervis went missing in Hove on July 14, 2022. He was aged 17 at the time of his disappearance.

Ervis Ndreca, who went missing from HoveErvis Ndreca, who went missing from Hove (Image: Missing People)

Akil Dervishi

Akil has been missing since May 4, 2022, and was last seen in Sussex at the age of 17.

Akil DervishiAkil Dervishi has been missing for two years (Image: Missing people)

Hassan Hamoody

Hassan was last seen on April 2, 2022, at the age of 17 and also in Sussex.

(Image: Missing People) Hassan Hamoody (Image: Missing People)

Tigert Grosha

Tigert went missing in Sussex aged 16 on April 16, 2022.

Tigert GroshaTigert Grosha (Image: Missing People)

Michael Nightingale

Michael disappeared from his home in Magham Down, Beachy Head, on April 7, 2022.

His van, a silver Peugeot Partner, was found parked on Beachy Head Road that evening.

He was aged 60 at the time of the disappearance.

Michael NightingaleMichael Nightingale disappeared from Beachy Head (Image: Missing People)

Bruno Sauma De Paula

Bruno was last seen in a petrol station in Sutton Corner, Seaford, on December 10, 2021.

The 37-year-old at the time is from Eastbourne.

Bruno Sauma De PaulaBruno Sauma De Paula is missing from Eastbourne (Image: Missing People)

David Gibson

David, known as Kiwi, disappeared from Brighton on March 15, 2021, aged 37.

He has a New Zealand accent and links to Eastbourne as well as marinas across the south coast.

David GibsonDavid Gibson (Image: Missing People)

Owen Harding

Owen’s disappearance from Saltdean in 2020 raised alarm in the community and across the country.

The 16-year-old boy at the time went for a walk three days into the Covid-19 lockdown and never returned home.

This was followed by a huge community search effort and a candle vigil in people’s windows a year on.

Owen HardingOwen Harding (Image: Missing People)

His mother, Stella, also started a campaign to raise funds for Missing People in his memory.

Owen is a talented artist who attended Varndean College sixth form in Brighton.

Stella is still haunted by her son's disappearance. 

David Skerrett

David has been missing since June 15, 2019, from Bognor Regis.

He disappeared when he was 63 years old, which was described as “out of character”.

David SkerrettDavid Skerrett (Image: Missing People)

Ian Attfield

Ian went missing from Crawley on June 2, 2016, at the age of 58.

Ian AttfieldIan Attfield (Image: Missing People)

Hoang Nguyen

Aged 16, Hoang disappeared from Portslade on March 3, 2018.

Hoang NguyenHoang Nguyen (Image: Missing People)

Georgina Gharsallah

Georgina, aged 30 at the time, became the centre of a police review which found many failings in the investigation of her disappearance.

Sussex Police accepted 27 failings which included key CCTV footage not being reviewed until a year after the disappearance, CCTV segments being lost, and the early search for CCTV being limited in area and late.

The mum-of-two was last seen walking along Chapel Road in Worthing on March 7, 2018.

Georgina’s mum, Andrea, was still continuing the search five years on in 2023.

Georgina GharsallahGeorgina Gharsallah (Image: Missing People)

Gillian Affleck

Gillian went out for a walk on August 24, 2017, but did not return.

The Patcham woman was aged 50 at the time of her disappearance.

Her partner, Martina, led an eight-mile walk along the Sussex Downs to raise money for Missing People in the wake of Gillian’s disappearance.

She also organised a week-long advertising board campaign at Brighton Station in 2022, on Gillian’s 55th birthday.

Gillian AffleckGillian Affleck (Image: Missing People)

Fatima Mohamed-Ali

Fatima has been missing since February 12, 2016.

She disappeared from Newhaven when she was 52, with the last sighting of her captured on CCTV walking along Avis Road.

The mother-of-three and grandmother remains missing, although in 2023 her husband, Mohamed Mohamed-Ali, renewed the appeal to find his missing wife.

Fatima Mohamed-AliFatima Mohamed-Ali (Image: Missing People)

James Hinton

James went missing from Herstmonceux on June 1, 2012, at the age of 26.

James HintonJames Hinton (Image: Missing People)

Phillip Palmer

Phillip, who has no fixed address, was last seen on August 22, 2012.

The man, who was 39 years old at the time, was well-known in Hastings.

He was last seen picking up medication from his local pharmacy.

Phillip PalmerPhillip Palmer (Image: Missing People)

Matthew Page

Matthew went missing at the age of 24 from Hove on January 1, 2006.

Matthew PageMatthew Page (Image: Missing People)

Bankoku Sasagawa

Bankoku, who was an architect, went missing on May 12, 2010.

He was aged 43 at the time and was travelling from Sussex to London.

The Arundel man was last seen after his friend left him at Arundel Railway Station.

Bankoku SasagawaBankoku Sasagawa (Image: Missing People)

Joyce Wells

Bexhill woman Joyce was last seen at her home when she was visited by her daughter on November 11, 2008.

The pensioner, who was 73 at the time, was due to see her daughter again the following Friday, but she was not there when she arrived.

Personal items such as her handbag were left at her property.

Joyce WellsJoyce Wells (Image: Missing People)

Elaine Taggart

Elaine, from Ferring, disappeared on January 3, 2008.

Her red Fiat Punto was found in Goring Street near the train station the following day.

Her husband, Andrew Taggart, was arrested for her murder but was released from bail terms. He has spoken out against the treatment of him by police.

Elaine TaggartElaine Taggart (Image: Missing People)

Vera Osagiede

Vera went missing from Worthing on March 30, 2007, at the age of 16.

Vera OsagiedeVera Osagiede (Image: Missing People)

Lingran Lin

Lingran arrived in Hove with a Bejing language group in 2006, but went missing on July 29.

She spent her first night in the country with a host family in Glebe Villas, Hove, and began classes at Brighton and Hove City College.

However, she was last seen getting off a 49 bus on July 29.

Lingran LinLingran Lin (Image: Missing People)

James Funnell

James has been missing from Hastings since November 14, 2005.

James Funnell

James Funnell (Image: Missing People)

He was last seen by his wife and was aged 50 at the time.

The last trace of the man was a note left in his home which read “I’m going out.”