Brits missing after typhoon

Foreign Secretary William Hague said a number of British nationals remain unaccounted for after Typhoon Haiyan struck the Philippines. Among those missing is Colin Bembridge, 61, who was staying with his family near Tacloban.

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Concerned Brits urged to contact Foreign Office

British nationals affected by the events in the Philippines or those worried about Brits they fear my have been caught up in the devastation are being urged to contact the Foreign Office helpline.

Text Typhoon to +44 7860 010 026 to receive instructions on how to send information to the Foreign Office or complete this online form.

A view of typhoon-ravaged Tacloban city in Philippines. Credit: Aykut Unlupinar/AA/ABACAPRESS.COM/Press Association Images

Should you need to contact the Foreign Office urgently, call 0207 008 1500 in the UK or +63 2 858 2200 in the Philippines.


Picture: British man missing after Typhoon Haiyan

Colin Bembridge, 61, who has been reported missing near to Tacloban in the Philippines Credit: Facebook

The family of a British man who has gone missing after Typhoon Haiyan have appealed for help in finding him, his partner and their young daughter.

Joanne Bembridge wrote on Facebook: "Still missing - please share!"

"Maybelle Go , Victoria Go aged 3 and Colin Bembridge were last seen staying in Baybay, San Jose, Tacloban.

"There are unconfirmed reports that they got washed away and missing.

"Please please share this with everyone and let me know any information you have."

Missing Briton was visiting relatives during typhoon

The devastated city of Tacloban near to where Colin Bembridge was reportedly staying with his girlfriend and young daughter Credit: Reuters

A British man who has reportedly gone missing after Typhoon Haiyan hit the Philippines was visting his girlfriend's relatives near to Tacloban.

Colin Bembridge, his partner and their 3 year old daughter Victoria, are thought to have hired a beach house in Baybay which was devastated in the storm.

Channel 4 News spoke to the mother of Mr Bembridge's girlfriend who showed them the wrecked house where the family had been staying.

She told them:

"I just want to know whether they are dead or whether they were blown by the winds."

While searching the wreckage she found a dress belonging to the youngest of her eight children - and a games consol belonging to Victoria.

She added: "Now that I am here I cannot see them. I am at a loss of where they are. My heart, it's hurting."

British man 'among typhoon missing'

A British man is among those missing in the Philippines in the wake of Typhoon Haiyan, according to reports.

Colin Bembridge, 61, was staying with his Filipino partner Maybelle, 35, and their three-year-old daughter Victoria near Tacloban when the storm struck.

Channel 4 News said the pharmacist, who lives in Grimbsy, had been visiting his girlfriend's relatives and had hired a beach house in Baybay, one of the ravaged coastal villages.


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