Family's appeal to find missing dad

The family of a missing Wigan father have appealed for his safe return after his sudden disappearance a week ago.

Tuesday, 27th March 2018, 11:27 am
Updated Thursday, 29th March 2018, 12:21 pm
Scott Sharples

Scott Sharples was last seen in Chapel Fields Lane, Hindley, at around 10.30am on Tuesday March 20, and had not been seen or heard from since.

The 27-year-old from Hindley was wearing a grey North Face tracksuit when he was last sighted. He is white, of slim build, around 5ft 10in tall with short mousy brown hair.

Since going missing, his mobile number has been going straight to voicemail, and he has no money or change of clothes with him.

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Appeals for information about where the father-of-three might be have spread quickly over social media in the days since he went missing, with many residents wishing for his safe return.

Today, his worried family have pleaded directly to Scott to come home, after searches have so far been unsuccessful.

Suzanne Price, Scott’s partner of nine years and mother to his three children said: “I’m not mad anymore, I just need you home. I love you so much.

“My heart is breaking. Please come back to me and our three girls.”

Scott Sharples with partner Suzanne Price

Suzanne, 25, said Scott gave no indication about where he was going last Tuesday, and that his disappearance was out of the ordinary.

“It’s definitely out of character,” the worried mum told the Post.

“He would never leave his little girls, he is very family orientated.

“He would always tell us where he was going.

Scott Sharples with partner Suzanne Price

“He would text me if he was late coming home from work. I’ve just had nothing.”

She added: “My kids are asking when their dad is coming home.

“I have no answers for them.”

Another family spokesperson said: “We just want him home to his girls, we just want to know he’s okay.”

Family and friends have taken to carrying out searches of their own, walking through woods and local areas on a nightly basis.

Inspector Andy Smith of GMP’s Wigan District, said: “We are concerned for Scott’s welfare and need to ensure that he’s reunited with his family as soon as we possibly can.

“I would like anyone who may know of his whereabouts, or who may have seen him since the morning of 20th March 2018, to contact us as soon as possible by calling 101 and quoting reference number 1080 of 220318 or the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.”