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Police have revealed that a man missing for more than two years had been in debt before he disappeared and was known to the criminal fraternity.
They have renewed their appeal for information about Scott Fletcher from Hartlepool, as his family face a third Christmas without him.
Claire Montgomery reports.
Cleveland Police say a man missing for more than two years had been in debt before he disappeared and was known to the criminal fraternity. Officers investigating the disappearance of Scott Fletcher, from Hartlepool, say there's a possibility he may have come to some harm.
The father of two was last seen on May 11th 2011 in a lay-by opposite the Jet garage on the A181 at Wheatley Hill near Durham. Detectives have spoken to around 300 people as part of the case and have visited a number of areas, including Liverpool, Cumbria and Durham, where Scott has links.
Superintendent Jon Green, who's leading on the investigation, said: "It is another Christmas for Scott's family without him. They are in agony with no information as to what has happened to him. I want to assure people that this case is very much open"
Meanwhile Scott’s devastated mother, Julie Fletcher, said: “I can’t explain the torture of not knowing where my son is. He just wouldn’t leave us like this; his daughter Lucie and stepson Bradley miss him terribly."