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The family of a missing Wisbech man who disappeared over 14 years ago have welcomed news that his case is being looked at by a group that specialises in missing people.

Locate International, which describes itself as a community interest company dedicated to helping families of unsolved missing person cases, find their loved ones,has taken on Terry Mcspadden's case.

On its website the group explain how they help families like Terry's stating: "We do this by building teams made up of specialists from different disciplines and volunteers from local communities. The teams review the cases to ensure that all that can reasonably be done, has and is being done. Our service is carried out at no cost to families or the police service."

Terry McSpadden has been missing 14 and a half years his case is now being looked at by Locate International in the hope of finding a clue to what happened to him.
Terry McSpadden has been missing 14 and a half years his case is now being looked at by Locate International in the hope of finding a clue to what happened to him.

News of the latest attempt to find a vital piece of evidence that will finally give the answer to what happened to Terry after he was last seen on March 1 2007, came on what would have been his 39th birthday September 18.

The father of two was tagged at the time of his disappearance following a minor brush with the law and that electronic device stopped working at 8.43am on March 2 2007 the date he officially disappeared - police are convinced he has been killed but Terry's family continue to hold out hope that he will be found alive.

However, they are realistic and understand the chances of that happening are almost non-existent. But they do want answers and they do want closure. If Terry is dead then they want the chance to give him a proper burial so they have some where to go to remember him.

Terry McSpadden (left) was in the Locomotive pub on the night before he disappeared.
Terry McSpadden (left) was in the Locomotive pub on the night before he disappeared.

Locate International are reviewing the case and are calling for anyone with information that can help finally solve the mystery of Terry's disappearance to come forward.

Terry's step mum Susan Rolfe, who is married to his dad Steven, is hoping this latest appeal will finally deliver the answers the family so desperately want.

In a statement issued in response to the Locate International appeal Susan said the family were pleased Terry's case was being received again.

And added: "We appreciate any help, any information being brought forward is a positive step."

There have been numerous appeals every year since Terry first disappeared for help in finding out what happened to him.
There have been numerous appeals every year since Terry first disappeared for help in finding out what happened to him.

She said Terry was a lovable person with a fabulous sense of humour and the cheekiest of smiles and was always a pleasure to be around.

"We should have been celebrating his 39th birthday making more memories not reminiscing over what we have - that's the part that really hurts. His life was stopped at 24 years of age. Fourteen-and-a-half years is way to long to not have answers. We have got close, we need closure.

"Terry was well known in the area. We plead for anyone who has any information to please come forward and help us.

"Just look at your family and just imagine for a second that you lost your child, imagine not knowing where they are and what happened to them and not having any answers.

Terry McSpadden was just 24 when he disappeared it would have been his 39th birthday on September 18.
Terry McSpadden was just 24 when he disappeared it would have been his 39th birthday on September 18.

"We never lose hope in getting answers to those questions."

Locate International are appealing for people to contact them if they have "credible information and would prefer not to discuss it with the police".

They can be contacted on 07410 899091 or email info@locate.international

Alternatively you can contact the police's unsolved case review manager, Tony Deacon, on 01953 424520 or email: unsolvedcasereviews@norfolk.pnn.police.uk.”

Terry McSpadden pictured at a family event.
Terry McSpadden pictured at a family event.

On the anniversary of Terry's disappearance his mother Helen Thrower McSpadden spoke about the heartbreak of not knowing what happened to her son in a podcast The Missing - and spoke about her hope that one day the truth will come out.

There is still a £10,000 reward on offer from Crimestoppers for help in solving this case and if you can help then contact Crimestoppers, anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Read more: Missing Wisbech man's story is told on podcast



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