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Wife Makes Tearful Appeal For Missing Sailor
The wife of a Royal Navy sailor who went missing five months ago while in Dubai has made a tearful appeal for help in finding him.
Leading Seaman Timothy MacColl, who was serving on HMS Westminster, went missing while the ship was visiting the United Arab Emirates.
The 28-year-old was last seen getting into a taxi to return to his ship at Port Rashid in the early hours of May 27.
At a press conference in Portsmouth his wife, Rachael, appealed for information about his whereabouts.
Mrs MacColl, 25, said: "My husband is not just a sailor, he's an adoring father, son and uncle. He is my soul mate, my first love and best friend.
"We have been together since we were teenagers, we have grown together, got married and started a family.
"Days before my husband went missing we had celebrated our sixth wedding anniversary and his present from me were scan pictures of our soon-to-be third child who I had just seen at our 20-week scan.
"We had everything to look forward to and as I have said from the beginning my husband wants to be found.
"Growing up without a father meant Timmy put everything into being a great daddy and he would be heartbroken that he hasn't been with them the last few months."
Describing the moment that she found out that her husband was missing, she said: "Being a military wife you know that knock on the door is a possibility but you never think it will be you.
"When that knock came I collapsed for I was told that my husband wasn't dead or injured but missing. My head couldn't understand what they meant.
"For the last five months I have sat at home unable to give up hope, unable to move forward, unable to grieve and constantly dreading the fact that the knock on the door might or might not ever come again.
"So today is so important to all of Timmy's family because we want his face to be seen by everybody in the hope they may remember something that will lead to bringing Timmy home."
She added: "This has been the longest deployment so far but unlike others there's no rainbow or homecoming at the end."
Mrs MacColl said that she had become frustrated at the lack of co-operation from the Dubai police.
She said: "There's been a lot of communication breakdown, it has affected the whole of this investigation. As a family we find it very hard. I call Dubai police on a regular basis three or four times a week. I've run up a phone bill for £300-400, it's not as if we haven't tried."
what do you think?
Another unsolved sad story of a missing person this time a father of 3 how must those children be feeling. Someone must know something but then being another foreigner in a different they don't give that much of a dam for us as if they were to give missing in a England we would pour money into finding them. Someone must know something i hope he is found.