Man missing since heading to AFL a month ago

Mark left his home town of Warragul destined for the MCG on March 31. Picture: NCA NewsWire / David Crosling

An AFL fan in his 50s was last seen by his family going to a game a month ago.

Victoria Police has released an image of Mark from Warragul on Wednesday in the hope of finding him.

The 51-year-old man left home on March 31, travelling by train to Melbourne for the Richmond versus Sydney game at the MCG.

Assignment Freelance Picture Victoria Police are searching for a Warragul man named Mark who was\n last seen on April 11. Picture: Victoria Police
Victoria Police is searching for a Warragul man named Mark. Picture: Victoria Police

In a statement released on Wednesday, police say they have confirmed Mark went to a licenced premises on Swan St in Richmond and was there at 3pm when the game started, but they do not know if he went to the MCG.

He did not return home and was reported missing.

There was then a confirmed sighting of Mark at a bank in Paisley St, Footscray about noon on April 11.

Police have confirmed Mark was on Swan St in Richmond but have not been able to determine if he went to the AFL afterwards. Picture: NCA NewsWire / Andrew Henshaw

“Mark has no known associates in Footscray or the western suburbs,” it says in the police statement.

“Mark’s disappearance is out of character and family and police are becoming increasingly concerned due to the length of time he has been missing.”

Mark is 182cm tall, with a medium build and short brown hair.

He was last seen wearing blue jeans and a dark coloured jumper with a white hoodie underneath and a dark coloured beanie.

Anyone with information is urged to contact the Warragul Police Station.