Heartbroken dad's appeal for missing Melanie to come home

MISSING: Melanie Wilson
MISSING: Melanie Wilson

The ‘heartbroken’ father of missing Mansfield woman Melanie Wilson has made an emotional plea for her return.

Mr Wilson last saw Melanie, on Monday 17 October 2016, two days before the 22-year-old went missing form her flat in Sutton.

Her family and friends are growing increasingly concerned for her safety since she was reported missing.

Mr Wilson said: "I’d imagine hell is similar to what I and family and friends are going through. We’re all heartbroken. Everywhere we look there’s a reminder of her.

"The last time I saw her was when she popped in to see me at home on Monday 17 October.

"We just had a general chat and hugged each other as she left. She seemed her usual self.

"The last contact I had with her was a text she sent me at about 11pm on Wednesday 19 October which said ‘I love you dad.’ I sent her one back saying ‘I love you too darling.’


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It’s now nearly two weeks since Melanie went missing.

She is white, about 5ft 6ins tall, has blonde hair and is of a slim build. She also has a distinctive ‘sleeve tattoo’ on her right arm, including a face, which police are hoping could help to find her.

Officers were putting more posters up today (Tuesday 1 November) in the Teversal Trails area, Teversal, as the search for Melanie continues.

Leaflets have also been handed out, urging residents to check their gardens, outbuildings, sheds and any other places which may be hidden from general view.

Nottinghamshire Police’s Dive Team has carried out searches at King’s Mill Reservoir and the Sutton Lawn Park pond, in Sutton-in-Ashfield, in connection with the search for Melanie and members of the local community have also been helping to share the police appeal for information.

Mr Wilson has also made an emotional plea to his daughter for her safe return.

He said: "If you see, hear or read this just please get in touch as soon as possible. We’re all heartbroken and we just want you to come back. You’re not in any trouble, we just need to know where you are and that you are safe."

Anyone with information should contact police on 101 quoting incident 858 of 21 October 2016.