POLICE have said they will “thoroughly investigate” any new information given to them about missing Charles Knight from Basingstoke and carry out “routine checks of the investigation”.

As previously reported, the family of Charles Knight are facing the new year without him after he disappeared in February 2021.

The 31-year-old father-of-two was last seen at his parents’ home in Burghclere, with next month marking a year since he went missing.

Officers scaled down the search for Charles in March after extensively scouring the area for almost three weeks.

However, Hampshire Constabulary has told the Gazette that the file on his case will remain open.

A spokesperson said: “A decision was made to scale down the investigation, following an extensive review of all the information gathered.

“Sadly, despite all efforts, there has been no trace of Charles to date. However, our files will remain open and any new information will be thoroughly investigated.

“Alongside this, experienced detectives will be conducting routine checks of the investigation and available evidence.”

Police thanked family and the public for sharing appeals and campaigning to help find Charles.

The spokesperson added: “We are asking the community to remain vigilant and report anything untoward.”

Charles’ mother Belinda Hooper said she will never give up looking for her son.

If you have any information regarding Charles’ disappearance phone 101 with reference 44210059947.