SURREY Police have appealed for help in finding two men who were seen near Yateley Heath in the days following the disappearance of Surrey schoolgirl Amanda "Millie" Dowler.

The first man was spotted in woods near The Ely restaurant on the A30 on the morning of Sunday, March 24. He is said to be white, aged 45 to 50, 5ft 10 ins tall and of medium build. He wore a thigh length hooded parka type jacket and was carrying a shovel.

The second sighting was on either March 27 or 28 around the entrance to the new Elvetham Heath estate. The man, who was walking towards Ancells Farm, had mud on his clothes and there was a rolled up item on the ground nearby. He was aged 30 to 40, six feet tall with dark, neatly cut hair. He wore a short black leather coat, black trousers and black shoes.

A makeshift camp was found nearby -in an area where the trees have since been felled ready for development. Anybody who can help or who has any other information should ring the incident room on 01372 471212.

Meanwhile as the Star went to press there was still no indication of when the main Fleet-Yateley road would be open to traffic again.

Picture: Milly's mum and dad, Bob and Sally Dowler, visit the site between Fleet and Yateley where their daughter's body was found, accompanied by Det Chief Supt Craig Denholm.