Seven years have passed since father of two, Terry McSpadden, was last seen in the early hours of 2 March, 2007. He has never been seen or heard from again.
On the anniversary of his disappearance Norfolk Police are joining forces with Crimestoppers who are offering a reward of up to £5,000 for anyone with information about what happened to Terry to come forward.
Terry McSpadden, was last seen on the night of 1 and 2 March, 2007 having spent the evening in The Locomotive pub in Wisbech. He is known to have visited the local Tesco supermarket in Wisbech just before 1am and is then believed to have returned to his home address in Outwell Road, Elm. His disappearance was completely out of character.
Despite several years on investigation, detailed searches of both the local area and Terry’s home address and numerous missing person appeals, Terry has never been found.
Leading the investigation, Detective Inspector Marie James of the Norfolk and Suffolk Major Investigation Team, said: “While Terry’s disappearance was initially treated as a missing person’s enquiry, we have long since believed that Terry is no longer alive and his death was as the result of foul play. His body has never been found.
“We absolutely know there are individuals out there who know how and why Terry has disappeared. We also believe there are other people with important information who may have previously not felt able to come forward.
“Terry was well known and liked in the local community, known as a reliable, hard worker by his employers, and had two young children and strong local ties. His family deserve answers and we need to bring those responsible to justice. We are asking people who have the information to have the courage to come forward.”
Terry was known to bike everywhere and his black mountain bike, re-painted from pink, has never been found.
Helen Thrower, Terry’s mother, has released the following: “We ask if you know of any information, no matter how small or insignificant it is to please, please contact the police. It’s now 7 years ago since he was last seen and the grief doesn’t get any easier. We have had laughter and tears with people reminiscing about Terry - such lovely memories about a truly missed son.”
Terry’s stepmother Susan Rolfe has released the following statement on behalf of herself and his father Stephen Rolfe: “Terry’s children miss their daddy and really want him to come home. It is like living in a nightmare, somebody must know something that will help us establish what happened 7 years ago.”
Crimestoppers is offering this reward of up to £5,000 for information passed on directly to the charity anonymously on 0800 555 111 that leads to the arrest and conviction of the person responsible for this offence. Information given directly to the police or via the Crimestoppers online form will not be liable for the reward.
Alternatively people can contact the Norfolk and Suffolk Major Investigation Team on 101.