Police search quarry for missing dad Darren Blyth
Police were at Hawthorn Dene Quarry as teams continue to search for missing dad Darren Blyth.
The 55-year-old left his home in Trimdon Station on Wednesday evening, (April 14) stating that he planned to take photographs of the sunset at Hawthorn Dene, but did not return later that night.
Today, April 19, police teams carried out a search of Hawthorn Dene Quarry as they continued their efforts to find Darren and bring him home to his family.
Darren, who is a popular biology teacher at Stokesley School in Middlesbrough, is dad to Katrina Blyth, 36, and Abigail Blyth, nine.
As police searches continued on Monday, Darren’s wife, Mel, appealed directly to her husband, urging him to come home.
In a heartfelt plea, Mel said:“To my darling husband Darren, if you are reading this then I want you to know that you are my entire world.
“You are the most beautiful, kind and generous soul I could ever wish to spend my life with, and nothing could ever replace my love for you. You are priceless.
“I will not rest until you return home safely to me, Abigail and your family who love you more than you could ever know.
"You are truly the most important person in my life and I need you back safely with me. I know how much you love us, and that is why I know you want to come home.
“I can’t express how elated that would make me feel, so please, please, come home where we can make you feel safe, happy and loved.”
In the five days since Darren was last seen, police and emergency service partners have carried out extensive searches across the east coast and surrounding areas, as well as followed up on a number of reported sightings of Darren.
Darren is described as 5ft10, of slim build and with short grey hair, and was last seen wearing a black North Face coat and grey outdoor trousers.
Anybody with any information relating to Darren’s whereabouts is asked to contact Durham Constabulary on 101 as soon as possible.