Girlfriend's plea to find missing man

25 May 2010, 11:45 | Updated: 25 May 2010, 11:50

The girlfriend of a missing Ruardean man has made an emotional appeal for anyone with information on his whereabouts to come forward.

41-year-old Wayne Grindle was last seen in London Road, Gloucester on Monday, May 17.

Gloucestershire police say they are becoming increasingly concerned for Wayne’s safety and have made an appeal for him to get in touch. They would also like to hear from anyone who may have seen him, or who knows of his whereabouts.

Gill Easteal, who has been with Wayne for 17 years and lives with him in Ruardean, said his disappearance is completely out of character:

“Wayne’s a very quiet, family man. He’s kind, considerate and there’s nothing he wouldn’t do for you.

“This just isn’t Wayne. He’s a creature of habit, goes to work and then goes home. Everyone is at a loss because he wouldn’t let us worry like this.

“We’re a very close-knit family and we’re just trying to be positive at the moment and get by but it’s not easy.

“He has had a few personal issues recently which I know he’s worried about but we just want him to come home.”

Wayne and Gill have a 15-year-old son and Wayne works for Severn Valley Woodworks.

“All his friends and colleagues have been very supportive. I’ve had one of them texting me every day and looking for Wayne.

“I would just say to anyone who may have seen Wayne to come forward and ring the police. And to Wayne I would say we all love you very much and need you home with us.”

Detective Chief Inspector Simon Atkinson, of Gloucester Police, said:

“Wayne is vulnerable at the moment but his disappearance is out of character and causing his family real distress. We would urge Wayne to come forward and appeal to anyone who may have seen Wayne to come forward.”

Wayne is described as white, around 5ft 11ins tall, of stocky build, bald and has tattoos on his arms.

At the time of his disappearance he was wearing a black shirt and black trousers.