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Ashford church campaigner Christopher Cooper missing

A well-known church campaigner from Ashford has gone missing, sparking a police appeal.

Christopher Cooper was reported missing at 9am today, and it is believed he could be in the Ashford or Hythe areas.

Christopher Cooper went missing this morning
Christopher Cooper went missing this morning

He is 41 years old, 6ft tall and sports short brown hair, a goatee beard and glasses.

Known for dressing smartly, police believe he is wearing a waistcoat and is likely to be carrying an umbrella.

Mr Cooper has previously been covered on KentOnline, mostly for his campaigning at St Mary's Church in Ashford town centre.

Previously, his complaint to Christian authorities saw a Snowdog from a popular art trail removed from the churchyard.

Prior to this, he unsuccessfully campaigned against the removal of Victorian pews from the place of worship as part of its conversion to a multi-use arts venue.

Mr Cooper campaigned to keep the church's Victorian pews Picture: Gary Browne
Mr Cooper campaigned to keep the church's Victorian pews Picture: Gary Browne

A police spokesman said: "Officers are becoming increasingly concerned for his welfare and would ask anyone who has seen him or who knows where he is to call us.

"Anyone with information is asked to call police on 101 quoting 11-0323."

Christopher Cooper
Christopher Cooper

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