Wednesday 18 October 2017

Family makes new plea over father missing for 11 years

Brian Watson disappeared aged 52 when he left a ward at the Derby City Hospital on the morning of August 22, 2004 Credit: Derbyshire Police/PA Wire
Brian Watson disappeared aged 52 when he left a ward at the Derby City Hospital on the morning of August 22, 2004 Credit: Derbyshire Police/PA Wire

Alexander Britton

The family of a man who has been missing for more than a decade are re-appealing for information on his whereabouts.

Brian Watson disappeared aged 52 when he left a ward at the Derby City Hospital on August 22, 2004.

His wife, Sue, from Heanor in Derbyshire, said she "lives in hope every day" that her partner will return.

She said: "If he doesn't want to come back home, he just needs to tell us. It would be difficult but all we need to know is that he is OK.

"We always live in hope that he is still out there somewhere and that we will see him again.

"Never a day goes by that I don't think about him. I have such a great family and friends who help me go on and I'm very thankful to have them but we are in limbo.

"You can't describe the feeling to anyone. I wake up thinking today could be the day I open the door and he is there. We live in hope every day."

Mr Watson is 5ft 11ins tall and has blue eyes. At the time of his disappearance, he had short, wavy hair which was greying.

Investigating officer Dc Tina Green from Derbyshire Police said: "If anyone knows Brian, or if he hears of this appeal himself, please get in touch. He is a much-loved father and grandfather is missed by his friends and family."

Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 101 or charity Missing People by texting 116000.

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