‘Help us in search for missing man’

Scott Fletcher
Scott Fletcher

POLICE probing a dad’s disappearance believe that the “smallest bit” of information could help find him.

It is now 45 days since Hartlepool man Scott Fletcher disappeared on May 11.

Detectives have been investigating what happened to the 27-year-old dad from the Throston area of town but, despite their best efforts, are struggling to find out where he has gone.

They have scoured CCTV footage and spoken to family, friends and residents in a bid to build a picture of his life and his movements. Posters have also been put up around the town emblazoned with information about Scott, who is dad to four-year-old Lucie and step-dad to Bradley, six, in a bid to get more information.

Police, who also visited Appleby Fair handing out leaflets after learning that Scott was a fan of horses and had friends there, say they have received support from the public and are hopeful that more help will be coming and a breakthrough will happen soon.

Acting Detective Inspector Alan Todd, of Hartlepool CID, said: “We are concerned about Scott’s disappearance and are doing everything we can to locate him safe and well.

“Obviously it is extremely distressing for the family and we are providing them with support. I would ask people to think once again if they have seen Scott since he has been missing and get in touch with officers if they have even the slightest bit of information.”

The Mail told how Scott’s ex-partner, Shelley Marshall, from Owton Manor, had to tell her children that “daddy is on holiday” as she tries to keep her concerns under-wraps.

Scott was last seen on May 11 at around 8.20pm in the layby opposite the Jet garage on the A181 at Wheatley Hill.

Reports suggest he may have got into a black or dark coloured Renault Clio on a 54 registration plate, driven by a blonde-haired woman.

He is known to have connections in the Wheatley Hill, West Rainton and Cumbria areas.

Scott was last seen wearing a black sweatshirt and black jeans.

Anyone who knows of his whereabouts is asked to contact Acting Detective Inspector Alan Todd on (01642) 302178.