Nothing found in search for Terry

Terry McSpadden

Terry McSpadden

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A MASSIVE search around Elm on Saturday failed to turn up any new evidence in the search for missing dad Terry McSpadden.

Norfolk Police launched a fresh appeal for information at a news conference on Thursday as the four-year anniversary of Terry’s disappearance approaches.

The search, carried out by around 50 police officers and members of search and rescue, was concentrated within one-and-a-half kilometres of Terry’s Outwell Road house, the last place he was known to be on March 2, 2007, before he vanished without a trace.

Officers from the Joint Norfolk and Suffolk Major Investigation Team are continuing with their enquiries into Terry’s disappearance.

DCI Neil Luckett, MIT, said: “Our investigations are ongoing and may include further searches in the future.

“We are pleased with the response we have had so far to our appeal but we would still like to hear from anyone who may know about Terry’s whereabouts or has more information regarding his disappearance.”

Terry, who was 24-years-old when he disappeared, has not contacted friends or family for almost four years and Norfolk Police have made fresh appeals for information.

On Thursday, DCI Luckett said he was very concerned for Terry’s wellbeing.

“As we approach the four-year anniversary, we have significant concern around Terry’s welfare and wellbeing. We can’t find any trace of him or where he is,” he said.

The police are trying to establish two things – what happened to Terry and why he disappeared.

They are also trying to find his bicycle, which Terry rode everywhere and has not been seen since he vanished. The mountain bike had originally been pink but had been resprayed with Hammerite black paint.

Despite repeated appeals for information and many searches, mystery still surrounds the disappearance of the father-of-two.

Terry, who worked for a window company, had been drinking in the Locomotive pub in Wisbech with friends.

After leaving there, a male friend drove him to Wisbech Tesco, where he withdrew £100 from the cash machine at just before 1am, and then gave him a lift home. This seems to be his last confirmed sighting.

Terry is 6ft tall, with brown eyes and at the time of his disappearance had short cropped light brown hair. He has a scar under his lower lip.

Helen Thrower, Terry’s mother, and his stepfather Gerald, said in a statement: “Terry disappeared almost four years ago and it is difficult to remain positive.

“We can’t believe he hasn’t made contact with his children whom he loved very much. I would appeal for anyone with information about Terry’s whereabouts to contact the police.”

Terry’s stepmother Susan Rolfe and father Stephen Rolfe said: “We are grateful that the police are still trying to find Terry and would urge anyone with information to come forward. The fourth anniversary of his disappearance is fast approaching and to get some news now would be a great relief.”

Missing person cases are regularly reviewed by Norfolk Police’s Cold Case Team. Members of the public can view the team’s dedicated pages at www.norfolk.police.uk

• Anyone with information about Terry’s disappearance, no matter how small, is urged to contact the police on 0845-4564567.