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Grave concern for missing Christchurch man

NZ Newswire logoNZ Newswire 8/06/2017

Police have 'grave concerns' for the well-being of a Christchurch man who's been missing for three weeks.

However, in a statement released on Friday, they say are committed to keep searching for Michael McGrath, and understanding the circumstances that led to his disappearance.

His brother says his disappearance is deeply out of character.

The search for him has been "comprehensive", police say, and has included scouring land and water; the Nation Dive Squad joined the search on Tuesday.

A number of cars and homes in the Christchurch suburb of Halswell have been searched also.

Next week the search team will head to the Kate Valley refuge centre in Waipara.

Mr McGrath was reported missing on May 23, and more than 100 people have been involved in the search.

Pictures taken by a security camera at the New World supermarket in Halswell at 12.38pm on May 19 are among the last sightings of Mr McGrath.

Mr McGrath, 49, was last seen at his home in Checketts Ave in Halswell two days later.

The inquiry team for Operation Renovation, as the hunt for Mr McGrath is called, is still seeking further information.

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