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A podcast examining the mysterious case of a missing Wisbech man has been released.

More than a decade on from Terry McSpadden's disappearance, his mother Helen Thrower McSpadden has spoken about the case on a new podcast.

In the episode of The Missing, Helen has spoken her son's case in the hope that she might one day find out what happened to him.

Terry McSpadden has been missing since 2007.
Terry McSpadden has been missing since 2007.

In the early hours of March 2, 2007, Terry disappeared and although a body has never been found detectives are convinced he has been killed.

Speaking during the episode, a clearly distraught Helen, said: "I've had the feeling ever since that there's just something wrong - that I wasn't going to see Terry again.

"I don't know how or why, I just knew in my heart of hearts that he wasn't coming back.

"I've got pictures of Terry on my fridge - I talk to him every day - but he's never going to answer my questions.

"He's never going to say 'I love you mum' again and it's like a mental torture."

Terry was reported missing after failing to turn up for work at Economy Windows in Wisbech. The last confirmed sighting was in the early hours of March 2 at a cashpoint outside Tesco’s. He had spent the evening in The Locomotive pub with friends after work.

During the podcast, Helen also described Terry's lifestyle prior to his disappearance explaining that he liked to go out and 'was always up to mischief'.

But Helen also remembers her son as a 'happy go lucky' lad.

She said: "There was no real malice in Terry. He wasn't violent or nasty, he went out and enjoyed himself - he just sometimes probably went a bit too far.

"Quite often on a Sunday morning he'd make me a cup of coffee and come and lay on the bed to tell about some of the antics.

"He told me some things that a mother should never really hear."

In the weeks leading up to his disappearance, father of two Terry had been staying with a friend and had expressed his alarm following a series of unsettling occurrences – including waking one day to find someone had wrapped him in layers of industrial cling film.

Helen talks through the events before and after Terry had disappeared, detailing what she went through - and what she continues to go through to this day.

She said: "It's always going to follow you. I'm sure even if they do find Terry - Terry's body - it's still going to haunt me for the rest of my life."

Despite the high profile investigation with extensive enquiries and searches, Terry has never been found. Police charged a man with Terry’s murder in 2012 but the trial collapsed due to insufficient evidence.

The Missing podcast series, created in collaboration with charity Missing People and community interest group Locate International, is available on all podcast streaming platforms.



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