Wife begs for missing husband to return

CHOKING back the tears, Primrose Harrison today begged for her husband to return after receiving a text from the missing 50-year-old.Mrs Harrison is at her wit's end and made an emotional plea to Robert, her partner of 35 years, to come home eleven days after he disappeared from the family home.

CHOKING back the tears, Primrose Harrison today begged for her husband to return after receiving a text from the missing 50-year-old.

Mrs Harrison is at her wit's end and made an emotional plea to Robert, her partner of 35 years, to come home eleven days after he disappeared from the family home.

Mr Harrison was reported missing at 7.15pm on Thursday March 8 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

Mrs Harrison, 51, of Inverness Road, Ipswich, said: “I can't go on living like this. I just want him home. We've been together for 35 years and married for 33 years. We've spent everyday of our lives together.”

On Thursday last week, a week after he went missing, Mrs Harrison received a text message from her husband telling her he was in a bed and breakfast and being looked after by the DHSS.

The mum-of four said: “It was a relief to hear from him but I'm not sure I believe what he said. I have been to every bed and breakfast I can think of and I can't find his car anywhere.”

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As reported in The Evening Star last week, a note left to his wife said he had to get away for a few days, but Mr Harrison, who struggles to walk through disability and needs continuous medication, still has not told his family of his whereabouts.

Fighting back the tears Mrs Harrison said Mother's Day, yesterday, had been a particularly difficult time. She said she thought her husband sent the message due to pressure from the media and police.

She added: “He has hurt me so much. What he is doing is mental cruelty. I am worried for his safety. I don't know how he is coping for clothes and his medication.”

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-type 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 555111.

Have you been through the same experience as the Harrison family? Write to Your Letters,

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