Police expand search for missing man Ian Collett to Darling Downs following new information

Police expand search for missing man Ian Collett to Darling Downs following new information

THE search for missing Canning Vale man Ian Collett has been expanded to Darling Downs after new information suggests he may have been spotted there on Sunday.

Police have now established a secondary command post at Rain Lover Court in Darling Downs after two women riding horses stopped to talk to a man sitting on a log next to the road around 9am on Sunday.

Police are urgently looking to speak to the women and have appealed for them to come forward.

The women were described as being in their 20s with fair skin and both were wearing cream riding jumpers, long sleeve tops and black and grey riding helmets.

One of the women was also wearing a black rain vest.

The pair were riding dappled light and dark grey horses and both horses had bridal bands on their foreheads covered in diamantes.

Police are trying to confirm if the man they stopped to speak to was Mr Collett and have asked the women, or anyone with any information regarding the incident, to call police immediately on 131 444.

Officers will be conducting door knocks in the Darling Downs area today in an attempt to locate the girls.

Police will also be searching for Mr Collett in the urban areas bordered by Thomas Road, South Western Highway, Eleventh Road, Rowley Road, and Hopkinson Road in Darling Downs. The search will also continue in Bedfordale.

They have urged community members in those areas to search their properties, gardens and sheds.