Family's plea for father

A WORRIED daughter has made a fresh appeal for her missing father to get in touch after he went missing without a trace more than a week ago.Claire Harrison, 30, of Bilberry Road, Ipswich, said she is beside herself with worry after her father Robert Harrison disappeared from the family home in Inverness Road.

A WORRIED daughter has made a fresh appeal for her missing father to get in touch after he went missing without a trace more than a week ago.

Claire Harrison, 30, of Bilberry Road, Ipswich, said she is beside herself with worry after her father Robert Harrison disappeared from the family home in Inverness Road.

As revealed in Wednesday's Evening Star, Mr Harrison was reported missing at 7.15pm last Thursday after last being seen at 1.30pm the previous day.

He said he was going to a physiotherapist's appointment but did not return home.

A note left to his wife said he had to “get away for a few days” but he has not been in touch since.

His daughter has now made a direct appeal for her father to get in touch with her family.

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She said: “I haven't been coping at all well with this.

“It is a real worry.

“I'm very concerned about his wellbeing because he can't live without his medication.

“I just want him to contact me or mum or anyone to let us know he is safe and well.

“We are beside ourselves with worry and are all very upset that he has left with no warning.

“This is unlike him.

“If anyone out there has seen my dad could they please contact police.

“If you think you may have seen him we just need to know our dad is safe.”

Mr Harrison's wife Primrose, 51, and other family members have been to Felixstowe, the Trimleys and have searched the countryside trying to find him but all to no avail.

Mr Harrison, 50, has been missing once before in October 2006 but returned the next day.

He is described as white, 6ft, slim build, with collar length straight black hair, blue eyes and a Suffolk accent.

When he was last seen he was wearing a blue puffa jacket, blue jeans and brown shoes.

He was also wearing a gold wedding band and is a smoker.

He has restricted mobility and walks with the aid of a brown folding walking stick.

Anyone with information on his whereabouts is asked to contact police on 01473 613500 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

n. Have you been through the same experience as the Harrison family? Write to Your Letters, Evening Star, 30 Lower Brook Street, Ipswich, IP4 1AN or e-mail eveningstarletters@eveningstar.co.uk

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