Police following ‘several lines of inquiry’ in Scott Fletcher murder probe

Scott Fletcher went missing in 2011.
Scott Fletcher went missing in 2011.

The mum of missing Hartlepool dad Scott Fletcher says she is suffering “hell on earth” not knowing what has happened to her son.

Julie Fletcher told of the family’s heartbreak on the eve of the sixth anniversary of Scott’s disappearance as police confirm the investigation is still very much active and are following up several lines of inquiry.

Julie Fletcher

Julie Fletcher

Scott, a dad of one, who was 31 when he went missing, was reportedly last seen on May 11, 2011 at about 8.20pm near to a garage on the A181 at Wheatley Hill.

In December 2015, detectives announced that his disappearance was being treated as a murder inquiry despite a body not having been found.

Seven men were arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to murder and have since been released without charge.

Julie said: “There’s not a minute that goes by that I don’t think about my son, its hell on earth not knowing what has happened to him.

There’s not a minute that goes by that I don’t think about my son, its hell on earth not knowing what has happened to him

Julie Fletcher

“To think that there are people who have information that won’t come forward to ease this pain is absolutely heart-breaking.”

Police say they are sure people know what happened to Scott but are keeping quiet, adding to his family’s torment.

Detective Inspector Jim Allen said: “This case is very much active and we have several lines of inquiry which we can’t go into the specific detail of, for operational reasons.

“We are determined to resolve this case and bring Scott home to his family.

“Scott’s mum Julie is living every mother’s worst nightmare and wants to know what happened to her son.

“We are continuing our investigation and I’m certain there are a number of people who know exactly what happened to Scott.

“I would urge them to come forward and end the continued suffering for Scott’s family.”

Anyone with information is asked to call Cleveland Police on the non-emergency number 101.