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Missing Sunderland man Callum Young
Dated: 27 Aug 2016 08:00 AM[View Full Size]
Police are continuing to appeal for the public's help to trace a missing Sunderland man - one year after he was last seen.
Callum Young, who will now be 23, was last seen on August 27 last year at his home in Hylton Road. He was reported missing three days later on August 30 after he had not been seen for three days and his family could not make contact with him.
Despite extensive enquiries to try and find Callum he is still missing and has not returned home - or been in contact with his family - for 12 months. Police have viewed hours and hours of CCTV footage, spoken to his family and friends and those who knew him, carried out enquiries on social media and used specialist resources to carry out extensive searches.
And, a number of public appeals have been made for Callum - or anyone who has information about where he may be - to come forward. However, he remains missing.
Throughout enquiries police have been in regular contact with Callum's mother who is desperate to find her son.
Sergeant Colin Bell said: "We are still in contact with Callum's mum and know how difficult the past year has been for her not knowing where her son is or why he has gone missing. It is incredibly out of character of him, we know she is desparate for news on where he is and we are determined to do all we can to ensure he is found and she has answers to the many questions she has.
"If anyone has information that they think could help we want to hear from them, no matter how small or insignificant the information may be, it may be absolutely crucial in helping us to find Callum.
"I would like anyone who lives in Hylton Road and the surrounding area - or did last year - to think back and ask themselves whether or not they saw Callum around this time last year. If you knew Callum but have not yet spoken to us then please get in contact. We will continue to thoroughly investigate any new lines of enquiries and do all we can to ensure he is found.
Callum's mum has released the following statement:
"My son, Callum has been missing for a year and we miss him terribly. Please, Callum, if you are listening come home as all of the family are missing you and just want you back with us. If anyone has any information about Callum, no matter how small please come forward and speak with the police."
To report information to police ring 101 quoting reference 474 300815.