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Breakthrough in search for father missing 36 years

Adele Greenacre was just a baby in arms when her father Derek walked out on her family and never came back.

That was back in 1978 - now, 36 years later, having given him up for dead, she's been given fresh hope of finding him.

After an appeal on social media, Adele from Nottinghamshire has received information showing her father is alive and has been living on the streets. Peter Bearne has the full story.


Police 'very worried' for missing teenage boy

Police are urging the public to help in the search for a 13-year-old boy from Birmingham, who's been missing from his home since Saturday night.

Munasar Jiniqow sneaked out of his parents' home in Edgbaston on Saturday night but hasn't been seen since.

Inspector Andrew Tanner, from Birmingham South police said:

"This behaviour is out of character for Munasar as he has not been missing before. We are very worried about him and need to make sure that he is safe and well. Anyone who sees Munasar, knows of his whereabouts, or has information to help us trace him is urged to contact us as soon as possible.

– Inspector Andrew Tanner, West Midlands Police

Growing concern for missing Birmingham boy

Munasar Jiniqow hasn’t been seen since Saturday 22 March. Credit: West Midlands Police

Police are searching for a 13-year-old boy who's been missing from his home in Edgbaston in Birmingham since Saturday night.

Munasar Jiniqow sneaked out of his parents' house in Sandon Road after they told him he couldn't go to an event at the Library of Birmingham.

Munasar failed to return home and was later reported as missing to police. His concerned family have not heard from him since.

Anyone who may have seen Munasar is asked to contact West Midlands Police on the 101 number.

Police search for missing 14-year-old

Missing 14-year-old Chloe Brierely Credit: Staffordshire Police

Staffordshire Police are appealing for the public to report any sightings of a missing 14-year-old girl.

Chloe Brierely, from the Leek area, was reported missing at 10:40pm on 20 January.

Police believe she may be somewhere in Nottingham and both forces are working together.

Chloe is white, 5'3" tall, with a slim build. She has straight, shoulder-length red hair, green eyes and a pale complexion.

A spokesperson for Staffordshire Police said:

“We consider Chloe to be vulnerable and we are concerned for her welfare. Extensive searches are underway to locate her and we would ask that anyone who has seen her, or had any contact, to get in touch.”


Mother still missing 10 years later

Police are making a fresh appeal for any information about a young mother who went missing from her home in the Black Country ten years ago.

17-year-old Natalie Putt left her home in Lower Gornal saying she was just popping out, leaving her eleven week old son with relatives.

At the time there were unconfirmed sightings of her in Cradley Heath and Coseley and in 2004 an 18-year-old man was arrested in connection to her disappearance but was released without charge.

West Midlands Detective Sergeant Matt Morgan overseeing the case said, 'If anyone has any niggling suspicions about what happened to Natalie, or information they've kept to themselves, I'd urge them to contact us.'

Natalie Putt was 17 when she went missing Credit: West Midlands Police

Police appealing for help finding Birmingham couple

Zoe Fitzpatrick and Dean Fogarty Credit: West Midlands Police

Police are appealing for help to locate two Birmingham teenagers who have gone missing.

Zoe Fitzpatrick, aged 16, and Dean Fogarty, aged 18, have been missing from their homes since March 4.

Both are believed to have packed a bag of clothes and taken cash with them before leaving. Neither of them have been missing before.

A sighting of the pair in Birmingham was reported to police on March 9, and officers believe it is likely they remain in the city or the surrounding area.

Zoe is described as white, slim build, 5ft 4ins tall and has shoulder length brown wavy hair.

Dean is white, 5ft 9ins tall, medium build and has light brown short hair.

Officers have been following up lines of enquiry.

Herefordshire man missing after van found in the Black Mountains

Missing man Michael Ruck Credit: West Mercia Police

Police are searching for a man in Herefordshire who hasn't been seen since the discovery of his abandoned vehicle in the Black Mountains.

Michael Ruck, 45, has not been seen since leaving work in Hereford on Thursday (February 14).

Yesterday his vehicle – a grey VW Transporter van – was found by police parked near to Grwyne Fawr Reservoir in the Brecon Beacons National Park.

Police are searching the local area with the assistance of mountain rescue teams in hope of finding him safe and well. They are urging local farmers and residents to check their outbuildings for any sightings of Mr Ruck.

He is described as white, around 5ft 9in, and with short cropped brown hair. He has tattoos on both arms. He may be wearing a light blue work fleece and navy outdoor trousers.

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