THE ex-partner of a missing man has told of her children’s pain at not knowing where their dad is.
Shelley Marshall, the former girlfriend of Hartlepool man Scott Fletcher, spoke for the first time of the family’s anguish since Scott went missing on May 11.
Scott, 27, from the Throston area, is dad to Shelley’s four-year-old daughter Lucie and step-dad to her six-year-old son Bradley.
Shelley, who lives in the Owton Manor area, said: “The kids keep asking for him and I just don’t know what to tell them.
“It’s been dragging on too long and it’s getting harder and harder to keep it from them.
“I just tell them he is on holiday.
“They still know something is wrong, and they keep asking me to ring him so they can talk to him.”
Anyone with information is asked to contact Acting Detective Inspector Alan Todd on (01642) 302178.