Police have stated that the ‘difficult decision’ has been made jointly between rescue services to scale down a search for a missing Pembroke Dock teenager.

There has been an increased police presence in the area over the past week and around Hobbs Point, while the search for nineteen-year-old Luke Stephenson reported missing a week ago has been conducted, with Dyfed-Powys Police officers joined by the RNLI and Coastguard in a multi-agency search around the locality.

Police said midweek that the search was being concentrated in the area around the BOC Jetty at the end of Criterion Way, where the teen is believed to have entered the water.

Luke is described as a white male, 5’2 inches tall, of slim build, with dark brown hair.

He was last seen wearing a long white jacket, black trousers with a white stripe and black trainers with a white stripe.

Issuing an update this afternoon (Friday, April 19), a spokesperson for Dyfed-Powys Police said: “After careful consideration of all the information and expert advice that has been made available to us, a joint decision has been made by all agencies involved that the search for Luke will now conclude and will consist of intelligence led enquiries in the coming days.

“Whilst this is an extremely difficult decision to make, we are satisfied that we have done absolutely everything we possibly can to try and locate Luke.

“His family have been informed of this decision and our thoughts remain with them at this difficult time.

“I would also like to reassure the public that in addition to the searches that have taken place at the estuary, a team of Police Officers have been conducting extensive enquiries in Pembroke Dock since Luke was reported missing,” they added.