'Come home' plea to missing dad

A TEENAGE daughter has issued a heartfelt plea for her missing dad to come home as a team of detectives try to trace him.

The eldest daughter of 36-year-old Hartlepool man Darren Waller is urging him to come back to his family after being missing for almost two weeks.

Kayleigh, 16, said: "Me and my sisters really really miss him, we're worried about him.

"Dad please come home or let us know you're safe because it is causing us heartache."

Darren also has two other daughters, Ellie, eight, and Leah, five, who are also said to be missing their dad and want him to come home.

Darren was last seen at an address in the Rossmere area of Hartlepool at around 5.30pm on Sunday, January 9.

A team of detectives from Hartlepool CID has been chasing possible leads in a bid to trace his whereabouts.

A Cleveland Police spokeswoman said: "A team of detectives is currently involved in trying to trace Darren and officers are particularly concerned for him due to the length of time he has been missing as it is out of character."

Darren was last seen wearing a light blue sweater with dark stripes across the chest, dark blue jeans, white trainers and had an earring in his left ear.

He is described as 5ft 8in, white, with a shaved head and tattoos on his hands and arms.

Anyone with information is asked to call Cleveland Police on (01642) 326326.