Emotional Appeal To Find Missing Notts Man

The family of Nottinghamshire man Paul Molyneaux, who has been missing from home for two weeks, have made an emotional appeal for help in finding him.

Paul, who is 47 and is known to have been depressed about the death last year of his brother, was last seen on Sunday July 18th at his home in Prince Charles Road in Worksop.

Despite police searches and widespread appeals for information, Paul has not yet been found.

Potential sightings in Worksop, one of which was a man similar to Paul driving a small silver or grey car, possibly a Fiat Punto, are being investigated but so far without success.

His sister Denise appeared at a police-organised pres conference and made the following statement: "The last time any of the family saw Paul was on Sunday 18 July when my sister Rosie visited him at his home.

"We were worried about him, he has been very low recently and we knew he hadn't been sleeping. His last words to Rosie were, 'don't worry about me'.

"Paul is a real home bird. He likes nothing more than to sit in front of the telly with his dog Tilly. He doesn't drink alcohol, but does enjoy a JPS cigarette with a cup of coffee. 

"He is a very independent man, and we know the loss of our brother Johnny last year hit him hard.

"That, together with his battle with Crohn's Disease and bipolar disorder, means he has been having a hard time of it recently and he was in low spirits last time we spoke.  But, he is very affectionate too. 

"Paul. We are very worried about you and want you to make contact with us. We love and miss you terribly and we want to make sure that you are all right.

"You have plenty to come back for - your partner Angie, who is desperately worried about you, your sisters and brother, your children, grandchildren, nieces and nephews and, of course, your beloved Tilly. We are all waiting to hear from you - please get in touch.

"If someone has seen my bother since last Sunday or might know where he is, please ring the police and help bring Paul home safe and well."

Since Paul disappeared police have carried out house to house enquiries in Worksop, conducted searches of areas that Paul is known to visit, contacted his friends and associates and everyone listed in his mobile phone which was found at his home.

Hours of CCTV footage recorded at locations in Worksop where Paul has been reported being seen has been examined and posters have been produced and distributed throughout the town.

DI Karen Pearson said: "It is now two weeks since Paul was last seen and as the hours pass we are becoming very worried about Paul. It is plain how dearly he is loved and missed by his family for whom every hour brings growing anguish.

"Our searches continue and I would repeat reiterate Denise's appeal. If anyone has seen Paul in the last ten days, if anyone has any clue where he may have gone or where he may be today, I need to hear from them as a matter or urgency."

Paul is 5ft 8ins tall, with short black hair flecked with grey.

Police can be contacted on 0300 99 99. Callers can also contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555111, or the National Missing Persons hotline on 0500 700 700.