Letter: In Brief

Sir: Your Tuesday Review (6 October) drew attention to the lack of a central clearing house for information concerning missing people. Much of the anguish caused by the police being unable to identify suicides and notify relatives could be solved by establishing a website with details of missing persons. Photographs can be compressed so that they occupy little space for accessing. Perhaps this is a role the National Missing Persons Helpline could fulfill. A telephone helpline is useful for advice and support, but a website is ideal for conveying graphic images.

JOHN PENNY

Motherwell, North Lanarkshire.

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