Timmy MacColl: Family appeal

The family of a Hampshire sailor who went missing in Dubai in May are launching a fresh appeal for information. Leading Seaman Timothy Andrew Maccoll, who is 27 and from Gosport, was last seen getting into a taxi in the country on Sunday.

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Racheal MacColl: "I am unable to move on"

Being a military wife you know that knock on the door is a possibility but you never think it will be you. When the knock came I collapsed for I was told that my husband wasn't dead or injured but missing.

My head couldn't understand what they meant. For the last 5 months I have been unable to give up hope, unable to move forward, unable to grieve and constantly dreading the fact that the knock on the door might or might not ever come again.

So, today is so important to all of Timmy's family because we want his face to be seen by everybody in the hope they may remember something.

– Rachael MacColl, wife of missing sailor Timmy MacColl

Rachael MacColl: "My baby doesn't know her father"

The wife of missing sailor Timmy MacColl has told a press conference that her husband was "not just a sailor, he's an adoring father, son and uncle".

Since Timmy went missing on May 27th, Rachel has given birth to the couple's third child, a baby girl called Eriskay.

In a statement Mrs MacColl spoke of her pain that her husband has not seen Eriskay, and that he is not around to see his other two children Cameron and Skye grow up.

He was so excited about our baby coming and I had sent him loads of bump photos. In a statement given by a friend on the night he went missing it was clear to all how much he loves his children - as he was happily showing everyone pictures of the kids and the baby's scan photos.

The one thing that pains me the most is that he's not here for them. Growing up with out a father meant Timmy put everything into being a great daddy and he would be heartbroken that he hasn't been with them the last few months.

– Rachael MacColl, wife of missing sailor Timmy MacColl

Prayers for missing sailor

Messages of support have been left on a Facebook page set up for missing Hampshire sailor Timothy MacColl. The Facebook group called 'Bring Timmy Home' has already attracted almost 90,000 members. The seaman, from Gosport, went missing in Dubai in the early hours of the 27th of May.


Family and friends renew appeal for missing sailor

Poster appealing for information about missing Timothy Maccoll Credit: Facebook

The family and friends of missing Gosport sailor Timothy Maccoll have renewed their appeal for information about him. They have issued a poster in an attempt to jog peoples' memories in the hope they can find him.

He was a member of the crew of HMS Westminster which arrived in Dubai last Saturday. He was last seen getting into a taxi in Dubai in the early hours of last Sunday morning.

Search still on for missing sailor

Leading Seaman, Timothy Andrew Maccoll Credit: Royal Navy

There is still no sign of missing Gosport sailor, Leading seaman, Timothy Andrew MacColl who has gone missing in Dubai.

He was a member of the crew of HMS Westminster which arrived in Dubai last Saturday before setting sail again on Thursday.

The married father of two, whose wife is expecting their third child in October, was last seen by a shipmate getting into a taxi alone at around 2am on Sunday.

His wife has issued a desperate plea for information.

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