Police upgrade search for missing Luton man Kamil to murder investigation
A year after he disappeared, police have upgraded their search for Polish-born Luton man Kamil Biecke to a murder investigation.
Kamil, who was 34 at the time he went missing, was last seen in the early hours of December 8, 2018, on Maple Road, at the junction with Shaftsbury Road in Luton.
His disappearance was reported by his estranged wife from Poland on December 14, following concerns she had not been able to reach him.
Extensive searches have so far failed to find evidence of him alive, and Beds Police are working on the hypothesis he may have been murdered.
DI Emma Pitts, leading the investigation, said: “We have been working hard for the past 12 months to get answers about what happened to Kamil. Our previous appeals to the public have led us to some information – but nothing which has helped us locate him.
“In the last year, sadly no signs of life have been traced to Kamil and so our investigation has been upgraded to one of murder.
“We know Kamil was a gambler and had some debts, so it is this line of enquiry we are keen to pursue. Do you recognise Kamil from Luton-based casinos and betting shops? Do you know of any associations he had which could have led him into trouble?
“Though a lot of time has passed, we have not given up hope of locating Kamil, for the sake of his family and friends who love and miss him. We are issuing a further appeal for any information at all which could lead us to him.
“Your information will be treated with the utmost confidence. Please, if you know something – come forward.”
Kamil is a former Polish footballer, last playing for Baltyk Gdynia in 2013. He moved to the UK in 2016, where he has been involved in drug activity. He has links to the Cambridgeshire and Milton Keynes areas, and also Scotland.
Anyone who has any information at all about his disappearance is urged to report it to police as soon as possible by calling 101 or submit information online. A Polish language version is also available here.
Alternatively, can contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.