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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