Police search for missing TV presenter Speight

Police say they were trying to find TV presenter Mark Speight, who has gone missing.

The 42-year-old, from Enfield, north London, who is described as ‘vulnerable’, has not been seen since yesterday (Monday), Scotland Yard said.

His disappearance comes six days after the inquest into the death of his fiancee, Natasha Collins, also a TV presenter, who was found dead in the bath of their shared London flat after taking cocaine and sleeping tablets.

Westminster Coroner Dr Paul Knapman recorded a verdict of death by misadventure after noting that she had a ‘very significant’ amount of cocaine in her body at the time of death.

Speight was initially arrested on suspicion of murder and supplying Class A drugs, but last month Scotland Yard said he would not face any charges over the death.

He is known to have been staying with Collins’ widowed mother Carmen.

She sais in a newspaper interview on Monday how she hears Speight crying at night.

Mrs Collins said he turned up ‘broken’ on her doorstep because he could not face going back to the flat he had shared with her daughter.

Scotland Yard said that Speight, of Norfolk Avenue, Enfield, was last seen at 9.30am on Monday when he was dropped off at Wood Green station, north London. He was due to meet a friend at 3.30pm in Covent Garden, central London, but did not arrive.

A Yard spokeswoman said police and Speight’s friends and family were concerned for his welfare.

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