Children make emotional plea to missing dad

Missing man, Paul Wilkinson, 38, from Marley Pots, Sunderland.
Missing man, Paul Wilkinson, 38, from Marley Pots, Sunderland.
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“DAD, please come home” – the children of missing man Paul Wilkinson have made a heartfelt plea for him to return to his family.

The children of missing man Paul Wilkinson have made a heartfelt plea for him to return to his family.

The four young children are desperate to see their dad again, and urged him or anyone else who knows where he is to get in touch.

The 38-year-old has been missing since Sunday morning, when he left his Marley Pots home to go to the shops.

In a joint message, his children Bethany, Molly, LJ and Aaron, aged from toddlers to 10, said: “Dad, please come home. We love you.”

His wife Victoria, 28, added: “Paul, I just want to tell you how much I love you and how much we are all missing you.

“Can you please get in touch with someone just to let us know you are safe and well.

“If it’s time you need, that’s OK but we all need to know you are safe.

“Paul, me and you have always said our love will never die and that we could always be there for each other, always and forever.

“Please come home or just get in touch.

“All my love always, your wife Vicky.”

Concerns have been mounting since Paul went missing from his Elmwood Road home. Just weeks ago, he lost his job and was being treated for depression.

He did not take his medication or any personal belongings with him.

Superintendent Jim Napier, of Sunderland Area Command, said: “Understandably, Paul’s family are extremely worried for his safety and desperately want to hear from him.

“We haven’t received any confirmed sightings since he was seen leaving his house on Sunday morning, and are becoming increasingly concerned.

“We really would urge him to get in contact with either us or his family so we can check he’s okay.

“We also want to hear from anyone who may have seen him or knows where he is.”

Anyone who has seen Paul or has any information on his whereabouts is asked to contact police on 101, extension 69191.

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